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 […]

Project spotlight: step & repeat wall

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Steward Brian Grosso created a fun step and repeat wall for a local event. What’s a step and repeat wall? Read more about this creative project and find out. How did you find out about DIYcave? I moved to Bend last fall and only knew a few people. One of which is a Steward at […]

Steward of the Month: Moto

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Moto Ohno is our resident tech geek who helped tremendously in getting our new tech shop up and running. Learn more about her and why she became a DIYcave Steward. Why did you become a Steward? I’m new to Bend, and in my previous town, I found the maker community was where I felt most […]

Member Spotlight: Keith

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Like many that live in Bend, Keith Robinson LOVES to be outdoors so when he had an idea to make his Honda Element into an adventure mobile, he joined the Cave and made it happen. When you’re not making things at DIYcave, what can you be found doing? I am an extremely active person. Often […]

Steward Spotlight: Peter

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Peter has been a Steward at the Cave for almost our entire existence and has seen many projects come and go. Learn more about him and his favorite part about being a Steward. Tell us about yourself Growing up in Seattle my father built two sailboats in our backyard. The first was a 32-foot long […]

Projects: Salad Hands for Fundraiser

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In April, our Steward Project was making fun hand salad tongs for a fundraiser for the Jordon’s Syndrome Foundation. Jordon’s Syndrome is a very rare genetic mishap that causes severe intellectual and physical handicaps in children. The fundraiser’s goal was to raise over $250,000 to go towards research for a cure, and we’re happy to […]

Steward Spotlight: Brandon

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Meet our Steward of the Month, Brandon. When he’s not at the Cave, he’s a local mountain guide and avalanche educator. Why did you become a Steward at DIYcave? I became a Steward because I believe in whats happening at the Cave. When I took the welding class to complete a project I was working […]

Busted Cubicle names DIYcave a biz to watch

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What an honor! Busted Cubicle named DIYcave as one of the five businesses to watch in Bend along DohJe Inc, Monkless Belgian Ales, Kidcareshare and WebCyclery & WebSkis. Busted Cubicle helps people navigate an ever-changing professional landscape. Started by Jocelyn Blore, a remote worker who traveled the world for five years in search of systems […]

Steward Spotlight: Chuck Bronson

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Chuck wanted to find a place where he could make a difference while staying in Bend and has found that in the cave. Learn about his favorite parts of being a Steward at the cave. A little about Chuck I’m a stand-up comedian originally from Los Angeles. I live on the road going from show […]

Teacher Spotlight: Ben Schade

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Are you interested in taking Sheet Metal Art classes? Get to know instructor Ben Schade and why he loves the DIYcave. How did you become a maker? I learned my craft back in 1997 when I was hired as an apprentice by a man named Doug Benko. I spent the next two years learning everything […]

 
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