Open Bench Project: Portland
Our makerspace provides members with access to studio/work space, tools and community, as well as discounts on classes and supplies. We help people bring their ideas into reality by encouraging critical thinking and fostering confidence in a curious, supportive environment. Become a member today.
- Allow yourself to be a beginner, no one starts off excellent.
- Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
- Greatness does not come with permission.
WHAT MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES
“I can’t imagine losing my membership. I’ve just had so many opportunities come through here for my business.”
“7500 square feet of awesomeosity. A maker space extraordinaire. I love this place.”
“Is it wrong that I never wanted to leave?”
“Open Bench has been SO important to me in my journey to America.”
“AWESOME location and resource. Looking forward to seeing how we can integrate that resource in our school…”
“Open Bench was a great space to “mess about”.
“OBP was the perfect place…a makers dream. You couldn’t hurt the place.”
WHO WE SERVE
Resolutions for the New Year
Whether it’s the Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Electronics Lab, Screen Printing Zone, other members, or a place to mess about, we’ve got space and people for you and your projects to help you “make.” Get your stuff out of the kitchen or garage, come check us out, and let’s stick to those New Year resolutions together.
Generation of an Axe and Other Business Advice
Dating back to at least the Stone Age, the axe has a long history of specialized uses. From splitting wood to harvesting timber to ceremonial symbols, the axe is a true workhorse when it comes to tools. While other modern gadgets try to compete, there are few instruments that provide the same ingenuity and advantages as the axe. Partners Mark Ferguson, Steve Ferguson, and Barry Worthing of axe restoration company Brant & Cochran are doing their fair share to ensure that axes continue to be used and treasured for generations to come.
Give a Gift From the Heart
Give a gift from the heart this holiday season by hand crafting something unique, something fun, something completely unexpected. We found this “DIY Metal Motorcycle Sculpture” project and thought we’d pass it along for inspiration.