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What: The Purge! Spring cleaning
When: Saturday, 20 April, 10:00am - 1:00pm

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What: Wikithon! Spring cleaning
When: Saturday, 20 April, 12:00noon - 3:00pm

Look at all this sh--stuff! A couple times a year we need to throw out some old stuff (so we can bring in new old stuff). We rent a dumpster and spend a couple hours filling it up.

We plan to concentrate primarily on the member storage areas. Get your projects and materials off the floor and out of the aisles. If you have materials/projects you are not currently working on, please take them home. The metal storage and large wood storage areas are also in need of straightening up. Maybe build a rack to help hold large boards?

Filling the dumpster usually takes about two hours and then we eat pizza.

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There's always work to be done on our Wiki -- and anyone in our LVL1 community is welcome to lend a hand! If you've never edited a wiki before training will be provided. (It's easier than you might think.) Our plan for this day is to document some procedures for projects. You might even learn a new skill, make a new project, and document it as you go!

You do not need to be a member of LVL1 to attend these events. This is a great way to get to know us better and contribute to the community! Anyone entering LVL1 for the first time must sign a waiver of liability. (There's a kiosk right inside the door.)

What: Wood Turning Demo
When: Saturday, 30 March 2019, 10:30am - 12:00noon and again 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cost: Free

The demonstration will cover: Spindle turning, sharpening, grain direction, safely mounting and holding work, bowl turning, harvesting urban timber, sharpening, once turned and twice turned bowls and tons more.

There will be two sessions -- 10:30am to 12:00noon and 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

You can see his work @chefbearbowls on Instagram.

You do not need to be a member to attend this event or use our equipment to make cool things. (But there must be a member present for you to work in the space.) Anyone entering LVL1 for the first time must sign a waiver of liability. (There's a kiosk right inside the door.)

What: Laser cutter and Vinyl cutter workshop
When: Saturday, 23 March 2019, 12:00noon - 1:00pm
Cost: Free

Ned will teach briefly how to use both the big laser cutter and the vinyl cutter, with more time spend on either depending on crowd interest. Time will not be devoted on a related topic: "how to generate an SVG file to bring to either piece of equipment"; instead the focus will be specifically in the proprietary software that belongs with each piece of equipment and how to setup the hardware.

You do not need to be a member to attend this event or use our equipment to make cool things. (But there must be a member present for you to work in the space.) Anyone entering LVL1 for the first time must sign a waiver of liability. (There's a kiosk right inside the door.)

What: Tea Tasting & Crochet Hat/Scarf Class
When: Friday, 22 March 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost: Free

We donated 100 items of handmade winter hats/scarves/ear warmers this winter thanks to donations of yarn, time and making from LVL1 members.

To thank everyone Amy Shah is hosting a Tea Tasting with light refreshments during Friday movie night on March 22, 2019. If you are at all interested in making a simple hat or scarf with crochet, Amy will be available to teach at that time.

All you need: bring your own yarn and crochet hook (or you can likely borrow those of the space just to learn).

You do not need to be a member to attend this event or use our equipment to make cool things. (But there must be a member present for you to work in the space.) Anyone entering LVL1 for the first time must sign a waiver of liability. (There's a kiosk right inside the door.)