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

By Will B on


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


Woodworking Warden Hours Thursday 5:00 to 7:00

By Will B on

The first woodworking warden hours will be this Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00.

The warden hours are open to both members and non-members. The warden hours are for whatever purpose you need them to be for. If you need help planning a project, need to know how to safely use a tool, or just want to come in and work while someone is around to chat, feel free to stop in, and I will be around to help you out.

This week I've been asked to help out with planning a coffee/game table project. If that sounds like something you would want to build and need a brainstorming session, feel free to join in.

I'll also be doing some maintenance, replacing the planer knives and the bandsaw blade. If you want to learn how to use and adjust either of those tools, this is a perfect opportunity!

See you Thursday.

Loveland FTC Robotics Demo

By Greg Arnold on

This Tuesday during our Weekly Meeting, Loveland High School's FTC Robotics team will demonstrate their robot for the Hive.

FTC is a robotics competition where each team pits their robot against other in a variety of events, such as putting balls and discs through goals, balancing, and hanging off of bars. Each team is given and standard set of parts, but make or buy any additional parts.

Warden Hours

By Greg Arnold on

We're getting back into the swing of holding classes and open shop hours here at the Hive. Each warden is going to set aside some recurring hours to be down at the Hive and available to members.

The warden will be in the Hive and available to help out with questions on all questions related to the ward. 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 in an opportunity to do any or all of those. This isn't a formal class, but more an open forum for the ward.

Hours for each ward are still being finalized, but here's what's scheduled so far:


  • 5:00-7:00 PM, second and last Thursday of each month

Metalworking and CNC

  • Sunday, August 26th from 1:00-4:00 PM - special one-time hours due to Labor Day
  • 1:00-4:00 PM on the first Sunday of each month starting in October
  • 5:00-7:00 PM on the third Monday of each month
  • 6:30-9:00 PM on Tuesdays, before and after the Weekly Meeting


  • 8:30-9:30 PM on Tuesdays, after the Weekly Meeting
  • 2:00-3:00 PM on the second Saturday of each month

We'll also be posting these hours on our calendar, which is on the right side of the page. As times are changed, look for more posts here.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail the wardens at wardens@hive13.org.

2018 Annual Meeting

By Greg Arnold on

Our 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members is a week from tomorrow, July 24th, at 7:30 PM. We'll be electing Officers and Directors, as well as voting on proposed amendments to our Bylaws. Members should be receiving an electronic ballot after nominations close tomorrow.

We're hosting a potluck beforehand, so bring a dish to share (we'll have the grill going, too!). We'll likely eat somewhere around 6:45. There's a thread on the mailing list for who's bringing what.

Show up, catch up with your fellow Hive members, and see the progress we've made renovating and expanding the Lounge and moving and expanding the Fab Lab. During the meeting, I'm going to give a short talk about all the things we've added and improved around the Hive during the past year.

2929 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, Oh 45225