Workshop

Custom Picture Frame Making Workshop

Sunday, October 24th – 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM • $60

Bring your art print and create a custom wood frame including matte and acrylic “glass”

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Woodshop Tools Intensive

Sunday, November 7 • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM • $85

Learn the basics of safely operating a table saw, band saw, jointer, and planner. This 5-hour intensive is a certification class. 

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Reclaimed Wood Tabletop Workshop

$85 • This is a 2-part workshop!! Plan on coming both days to finish your tabletop. Certification in not required.

Day One is Monday, November 8th – 7pm to 8:30pm
This is for wood selection and doing the glue-ups that need a few days to dry fully before going on to the next step.

Day Two is Saturday, November 13th – 9am to 12pm
This is where the lion’s share of the work will happen including sanding, routing, and trimming to size.

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Woodshop Tools Intensive

Sunday, November 14 • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM • $85

Learn the basics of safely operating a table saw, band saw, jointer, and planner. This 5-hour intensive is a certification class. 

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Custom Hardwood Candle Holder Workshop

Saturday, November 20th • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM • $55

Create a modern candle holder or menorah from wood and will be able to customize your piece on the laser.

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About the Ace Workshops

Ace has a large array of tools, large and small, to help you realize your grandest wood and metal-based projects. Our beloved workshops are made of two rooms and have many very good woodworking tools. But our workshops are not just used for woodworking. Dirty work of all kinds1 can be done in our workshops.

 
 

Access 100's of tools

 
 
 
laser cut wood surface tablet case front
 
Red leather bracelet with etched Oakland skyline
 

Learn all about using the Ace Workshops

With all this potential packed into one space, we recommend that you attend the “How Ace Makerspace Works” virtual workshop. You can take this free class before signing up for membership.

Tool Certification

Notice: Ace is restructuring our education offering in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

Many of the tools in the workshop can hurt you if used improperly. Some tools are easily hurt by you. In both cases, the risks may not be inherently obvious.  Four tools require user certification prior to use, so please attend a 101 class for those tools. Experienced tool users can also pay a fee to get certified by taking a practical test with one of our qualified members in lieu of taking Ace 101 classes. Learn more here.

Shop tools that require certification

  • Planer
  • Joiner
  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Lathe
  • Portaband
  • Track saw

A note on safety

Woodworking and messy shop activities have inherent risks. Members are responsible for knowing and understanding the risks and are expected to work within the limits of their own, and the tools’, abilities. Eye protection is required, as is hearing protection for loud operations. Dust protection is strongly encouraged, and the dust collection systems and ambient filter must be used for all dust and chip producing operations. We have a fantastic safety record, let’s keep it — and our fingers!

  1. We cannot use heavy VOCs as the workshop doesn’t have a direct air intake and systems to support it.

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