What's Happening At The Cave
Aug 1, 2022
Open House! Sat Sept 10th 12-5pm
We're Having a Block Party! Saturday September 10, 2022
DIYcave will be hosting an Open House from 12pm - 5pm. Come see all our Resident Artists and Makers in action!
The whole neighborhood is joining in on the fun! There will be Live Music, Food and Drinks, Raffle Prizes, Vendor Booths and Much Much More!
Jul 28, 2022
New! Jewelry Studio Now Available For Rent By The Hour
Need a space to finish a jewelry project, or maybe start one? Our NEW Jewelry Studio is now available for rent. To celebrate the launch, students who attend a jewelry class in the month of August can enter into a special drawing to win a free trial session in this fabulous space. Winners will be announced Aug 30.
Mar 2, 2022
Cave Tools: Using the Auto Lift
NEED A LIFT? The AUTO LIFT at DIYcave has a 10,000-pound capacity!
Use your DIYcave Membership to get access to the Auto Bay, Auto Lift and a large assortment of auto repair tools.
Jul 16, 2021
DIY Party: Girl Scouts make bracelets
A local troop of elementary schoolers from Lava Ridge threw a bracelet making class at the Cave. The troop is always looking for something outside of their routine to learn and found that at the DIYcave. Read more about their experience.
Jun 29, 2021
Making Stained Glass Displays at DIYcave
Local stained glass artist Teri Shamlian came in to work on making some custom stained glass vertical frames after taking the “Yard Art Welding Project” class the other day. She cut all the pieces, curled the steel into shapes, welded them together and ground them smooth.
Feb 3, 2021
Restoring a 1959 Craftsman Lathe
1959 Craftsman Wood Lathe No. 103.23881
We knew we wanted a wood lathe for the DIYcave, but none of us had researched them enough to know exactly what we wanted. That’s when I came across this one, basically in a box.
Oct 10, 2020
Wine bottle cutting and melting!
We had a great time Friday night here at DIYcave! With a full class load we took wine bottles and changed them into drinking glasses and vases.
We broke a lot of glass, and had a lot of laughs, but in the end everyone got to take some things home. Thanks to all who attended, we’ll see you at the next class!
Oct 16, 2019
Cave Project: Worthy Tap Handles
You’d think custom tap handles would be a project that comes through the Cave often, but this was the first time we had the opportunity to partner with a local brewery on such a project! Owner, Dave Danek and Worthy Brewing worked to create a unique tap handle for a beer they produced for Brasada Ranch
Learn more about the project tools used, and roadblocks Dave worked through to get the job done.
Jun 8, 2019
Project Spotlight: Bevel Brewing’s Tables
It was an amazing experience to watch a brewery and new business being built day-by-day at 9th Street Village. Val and Nate Doss talk about the communal tables they built for Bevel Brewing on-site at the Cave along with learning the Glowforge for table plaques. If you haven’t stopped into Bevel Brewing, make sure you come to see the astonishing community built at The Patio.
Feb 14, 2019
Cave Project: Winterfest Firetable
While working through design ideas for the patio at 9th Street Village, DIYcave co-owners Dave and Tim decided that 9SV needed a fire table. Once they started designing, it was clear that this table would be a great entry for the fire pit competition at the 2019 Oregon WinterFest. Special thanks to Dave for answering questions about the project.
Feb 1, 2019
Project Spotlight: Fresh Off the Grid Van
Meet Michael van Vliet and Megan McDuffie of Fresh Off The Grid , a food blog for campers that shows people how to enjoy great food in the great outdoors. They spent four months at the Cave converting a van into a mobile living/workspace to take on the road. Read about their project and learn about how they prepped, found inspiration and got help on their project at DIYcave.
Oct 31, 2018
Made in Bend Artist Event coming in November
Shop local and handcrafted with love gifts from Central Oregon Artisans! Join us for our free event Saturday, November 10th from 10 am – 2 pm as DIYcave is bringing together artists and the public in a one of a kind event. Artists will share how their art is created and what inspires them to create, you will find that unique gift for someone!
Aug 14, 2018
New Class: Metal Forge
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 a forge is way too long to list! The Metal Forge classes at the DIYCave will provide you with the fundamentals you need to start smithing!
Jun 8, 2018
Guitar Build Is On!!
We had a great night exploring some aspects of building an electric guitar. Concepts were being worked out and planning has begun. We tried out a few of the tools and skills needed and talked about some of the methods used in construction. T
Feb 19, 2018
Project Spotlight: John’s Medicine Cabinet
Just like any home or workplace, there is always something on the “honey list” to do. Kudos to John Sweet for marking “medicine cabinet” off the list with his creative take. Learn about the project and John’s experience at DIYcave.
Sep 21, 2017
Stop in and see our new SawStop
We decided to surprise Dave when he came back from taking his son off to college with a new baby … Cabinet Grade SawStop! This saw stop is pretty smart and can detect metal and flesh allowing the machinery to stop. If you’re interested in using this new piece of equipment, inquire about the certifications required with the steward on duty.
Jul 21, 2017
Time lapse of mosaic stepping stone
In July, Teri Shamlian taught a mosaic stepping stone class, and one of the students shot a time lapse video of her project. The video was captured over the course of the three-hour class and showcases from start to finish what students will learn during the glass classes taught by Teri. The stepping stone was the final touch to the student’s backyard pond.
May 8, 2017
2nd Birthday Bash at DIYcave
Can you believe we’ve been around for two years? We could not have done it without you! Join us June 3 from noon- 6 pm and help us celebrate!
Stop by for demonstrations of welding, wood lathe, 3D printing and more throughout the day to give the community a feel for our classes.