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 […]

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 […]

Make gifts at the Cave

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Put some love into the gifts you give during the holidays by making it at the Cave. December’s classes feature many that can be taken for the purpose of learning a new skill AND giving as a gift. Win/win, right? Here’s a summary below of what we’re offering… Mosiac Holiday Candle Holders Make a beautiful […]

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 […]

DIY Party: Girl Scouts make bracelets

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Carrie Hanson and a local troop 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 […]

Snowboard and Ski tuning Class with Skjersaa’s

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Do you carve the mountains? Do you shred the slopes? Then you know that to do any carving or shredding your equipment must be in top shape. If you have ever tried to figure out how to maintain your skis/snowboard then you know that it isn’t something that should be done lightheartedly. You have to […]

Cave Project: Winterfest Firetable

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  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 […]

New Class: Metal Forge

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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 […]