Steward Spotlight: Emma

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Meet Emma, our Steward of the month! She moved to Bend from the Willamette Valley for an AmeriCorps position to learn how to build houses with Habitat for Humanity. Learn more about what she’s hoping to learn and why you should become a member of the Cave. Why did you become a Steward? Once I […]

Cave Tools: Using the Auto Lift

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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. Here’s a list of some of the tools available for your DIY Automotive Repairs: A heated space, auto lift, mechanic’s tools, impact […]

Steward spotlight: Damien

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Damien moved to Bend from Colorado. Through word of mouth, he found out about DIYcave. Read more about why he became a steward. How did you learn about the cave? I found out about the DIYCave via word of mouth. My girlfriend and I moved to Bend from Crested Butte, Colorado a little over a […]

Steward Spotlight: Kevin

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Recently retired, Kevin has always been a maker. Learn more about why he loves the Cave and his advice for future makers. Tell us about yourself Born in Suburban Chicago, 32 years in Phoenix, six years in Bend. I retired from IBM last year. In one form or another, I have been involved with building […]

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 […]

Steward of the month: Sarah

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Sarah has been a faithful Steward since fall of 2016. Even though we’ve featured our “Shop Mom” before, we decided to chat with Sarah about some of the changes she’s experienced over the last 2.5 years. Tell us about yourself? I travel around Central Oregon taking care of pets and homes. When I’m not at […]

Welding Techniques 102 – Build a Chair

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Learn how to weld a chair in January at the DIYcave. This course is all about the skills you need to design and make items with steel. During the course, you will create a modern industrial metal chair. The prerequisite to take this course is our Welding Workshop class. If you have not taken our […]

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 […]