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Cuttlefish Bone Pewter Jewelry Casting Workshop


Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cuttlefish-bone-pewter-jewelry-casting-workshop-tickets-40109275924

This is your chance to play with molten pewter! In this workshop we will be carving a mold out of a cuttlefish bone and then pouring molten pewter into the mold to create our own jewelry pieces. This is a simple, traditional introduction to the world of metal casting. The cuttlefish bone is easily carved using dental tools. Here is a link from make magazine that describes the process in more detail: https://makezine.com/2012/03/16/how-to-cuttlebone-casting/

We are using pewter because it is easy to melt with a torch and it is an inexpensive, non-toxic metal that is easy to work with. You can use this same technique to cast silver, gold and platinum, but that is not part of this workshop (too much $$$)!

Events for the Week of 19 November 2017

  • Monday, 20 November, 8:00pm – 10:00pm LVL1 Soundbuilders
  • Tuesday, 21 November, 8:00pm – 9:00pm Open Meeting and Making
  • Tuesday, 21 November, 9:00pm – 10:00pm Directors Meeting
  • Thursday, 23 November, 1:00pm – 8:00pm Free Thanksgiving Dinner at LVL1
  • Friday, 10 November, 7:30pm – ??? Irregular Movie and Pizza

You do not need to be a member to attend these events or use our equipment to make cool things. The Tuesday night Open Meeting in particular is geared to visitors and always includes a tour of the space and a “Show & Tell” session during which we share info about the projects in progress.

LVL1 is a registered non-profit organization. Our Directors Meetings (scheduled on the 3rd Tuesday each month following our Open Meeting) may be attended by anyone interested in how our hackerspace is run.

Check the calendar on our events page for details on these and other upcoming events and workshops.

Thanksgiving at LVL1 2017


Thursday, 23 November, 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Don’t have a place to celebrate? Just need a break from your relatives? Wanna be able to say you spent the day being thankful with a charitable organization? (LVL1 is a 501c3, after all.) Ben is graciously hosting the 6th annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner at LVL1 again this year.

You do not need to be a member to attend this event. You don’t even have to have been at the space before. (First time visitors will need to sign a waiver for themselves and any minors they bring with them. Minors will need to be actively supervised — we have power tools after all.)

We are providing all the basics and folks are welcome to bring side dishes, desserts, and drinks. While this is aimed at folks who don’t have a place to go, all are welcome! Please RSVP and let us know if you are bringing a dish so our organizers can plan for everyone. You can sign up on our Facebook event page here or by adding your name to our Google Doc here.