Wood Working Warden hours 5-7pm

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A quick reminder that tonight we have our Woodworking Warden's open hours from 5 - 7

The Woodshop warden will be in the shop and available to help out with questions on all questions Woodshop related.

Do you have a question about changing blades on a piece of equipment? Do you want to be shown how to use the Planer before you start your next project? Do you have a project that you are stuck on and want a second opinion? Do you just want to come down talk shop?

This is an opportunity to do any or all of those.

Hive Cleanup

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Saturday the 22nd, 2pm - 6pm

Help clean up the hive with a focus on the clearing out the central area in preparation for the upcoming open houses.

After the cleanup anyone interested is welcome to hang around and we will be playing some board games down at the hive.

Hive13: Open House Party! Oct 20th

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Hive13 2x4 Challenge

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2x4-Basic-Banner-v2-01Everyone has heard of a 2X4 challenge right?

If not, here are the rules:
You can make whatever you want, it can be artistic or functional, big or small, serious or silly, it's up to you.
You may use any manufacturing/production techniques you want.
Your material must consist of ONLY wood from a single 2 in. x 4 in. x 96 in. pine/whitewood board (untreated, any grade available at the common hardware/lumber stores with actual size 1.5 in. x 3.5 in. x 96 in.) nails/screws (no cheating and using nails/screws as forging stock or welding them into something, they can only be for joining wood to wood), glue, and finishes (paint, varnishes, etc).
All work must be your own. Feel free to brainstorm with someone or have someone show you how to do something, but the work that goes into the actual competition must be by your own hands.

The details:
Submissions are due in Hive13 by Friday, October 12th, 2018
Projects will be on display in Hive13 from Friday, October 12th, 2018 through Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Winners will be decided by membership vote during the Friday, October 12th, 2018 through Saturday, October 19th, 2018 time period.

Winners will be announce during the Open House (Sat, October 20, 2pm – 9pm, specific time TBD)
Have fun, get creative, and good luck!

Upcoming Class: Making a Wetmolded Leather Mask: September 29, 2018 12-4pm

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In preparation for Halloween or any other event that deserves a mask, we will go over the basics of wetmolding to take a flat piece of leather and turn it into a 3 dimensional leather mask. This is an introduction to a technique of shaping leather to create a hardened shape that is used for not only masks, but cases, holsters, bags, hats, and anything else that should maintain its shape.

We will have a few basic templates to base your design from and then form it to perfectly fit your face. Then you can go crazy dying, painting, bedazzling, and adorning your mask to suit how feel.

No previous experience with leather is needed as we will go over all the cutting and forming.

The $10 fee for the class covers everything to make the mask; leather, ribbon, dye or paint. If you want to be extra creative and add rhinestones or a life size pheasant to yours go ahead, but you'll need to supply the rhinestones and/or life size pheasant.

Sign up at the meetup event below


2701 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45225