Steward of the Month: Chloe

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Meet Chloe Leis, one of our younger stewards. When she’s not attending high school, she has a tremendous passion for the arts and a curiosity of the creative. Tell us about yourself  I have always been a maker, especially since I had the pleasure to grow up with Aaron Leis (DIYcave owner) as my father. I love […]

Project Spotlight: Old table reborn

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Maggie and her dad came to the DIYcave for some assistance on making an antique family table that held many memories into a smaller round version that could carry on making more in the future. Tells us about your project: Originally, this was my childhood table. It was a large rectangle of curly maple with […]

Project spotlight: Memorial Bench

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Longtime Steward, Damien Teitelbaum, was tasked with building a memorial bench for a client and utilized the Cave and crew to make it happen. Read on about the inspiration, easy and hard parts of this project. Tell us about the project you did at DIYcave? This particular bench project was a long time in the […]

Steward Spotlight: Kim

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Kim Gardner is new to Bend after sailing on research vessels for 10 years and living on the coast for 20 years. Now she’s landlocked and spending time at the DIYcave. Why did you become a Steward? I wanted to be around people who are creating. Even if I don’t have a project in mind […]

New Class: Metal Forge

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Metal Forge is one of our new classes added this summer. Students can expect to learn how to manipulate metal into a variety of items. Like a sculptor with molding clay, the forge allows the maker to mold and shape hot metal into the forms they need. The list of things you can make at […]

Steward Spotlight: Trevor

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Our Steward of the Month, Trevor, has been with us for a year and has become our go-to for wood and tech questions. Learn more about him and his new upcoming project Topo Trail Maps. Tell us about yourself My wife Erica an I have been living in Bend for almost two years now, and […]

Project spotlight: Drum Machine

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New to Bend, Doug King was looking for the perfect place to get some help on a drum machine aimed for those with special needs. He found the DIYcave to be the perfect place. How did you find out about DIYcave? Through one of the associates of the Cave, Damien. I found his welding services […]

Steward of the month: Leo

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Meet Steward of the Month, Leo Gothberg! Former Marine, computer geek, and student. Read more about why he volunteers at our makerspace. Leo was the brains behind the Steward on Duty sign at the Cave. Tell us about yourself: I’m a geek with a love for good animation (despite the fact that I can’t draw […]

DIY Party: Girl Scouts make bracelets

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Carrie Hanson and a local troop of elementary schoolers from Lava Ridge threw a bracelet making class at the Cave. Carrie said the troop is always looking for something outside of their routine to learn and found that at the DIYcave. Read more about their experience. What gave you the idea to have a party […]

DIY Party: camping chairs

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New to the DIYcave this year is our classroom available for rental for parties! Kevin Donaldson wanted to create a fun experience for his son’s birthday. Read along about their easy, fun project … minimalist camping chairs. What gave you the idea to have a party at the Cave? We wanted an option that felt […]

 
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