DIY Party: Girl Scouts make bracelets

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Carrie Hanson and a local trooper 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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Teacher – Charah

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Meet Charah, the instructor of our popular leather bracelets class. Since Charah was a child, she was always tinkering and making things. Find out how she became a maker and what to expect from her class. How did you become a maker? I was born a maker! My parents made leather goods when I was […]

Meet the teacher: Rochelle

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Want to learn how to make copper hammered textured earrings OR design festive bobbles for the upcoming eclipse? Rochelle Davenport has you covered. Learn more about her and the classes she teaches at DIYcave. How did you get into jewelry making? I got into jewelry making after taking a metalsmithing course at a small jewelry […]

Meet the teacher: Seth

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Intrigued by TIG welding? Learn more about TIG’s instructor Seth and what it’s all about. How did I get into welding? I got into welding in high school. Learning to weld and having a natural skill seemed to develop. I liked it and chose to seek out opportunities in the welding industry. Through my life, […]

Meet the teacher: Teri

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We talked with Teri Shamlian, teacher of our popular fused glass and mosaics classes about how she started working with glass and her experience at DIYcave. How did you get into glass work? I had taken a couple of classes before I got to Bend and decided that it would be a good retirement hobby. […]

Meet the teacher: Jim from Welding Workshop

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The DIYcave’s success has been more than opening the doors and letting folks build their dreams. We owe our instructors who inspire DIYers to learn new skills a big pat on the back. We talked with Jim Currie, teacher of our popular welding workshop class about what motivates him to keep welding. You teach one […]

Make something fun in November

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Get in the spirit of the holiday season in November with new classes. Make something in class and give it as a gift to friend or family member. Handmade Cutting Boards Just in time for the holidays, create a beautiful, handmade cutting board. We’ll have materials ready, and you’ll get to design and make a […]

 
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