Stewards wanted

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Stewards are the lifeblood of our operations at DIYcave. These amazing people help keep the Cave open and functioning by assisting members, maintaining the shops and equipment, and taking an active part in creating our growing community of Makers. Do you know someone who would make a magnificent Steward or would you be interested? DIYcave […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steward Spotlight: Clay

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Clay is a local bartender with aspirations of steering his career path into more of a creative, maker type situation. He’s new to making and to discovering his creativity. Here’s why Clay is a Steward at DIYcave … Tell us about yourself. My main interests in life revolve around the outdoors. I have my scuba […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making Stained Glass Displays at DIYcave

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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. We look forward to seeing them with some glass […]