Posted on Wednesday, Apr 19th, 2017

Arch Reactor's newest tool, a 16" swing South Bend metal lathe, has now been positioned and powered. With its addition Arch Reactor's metal shop is mostly complete. Between the lathe, mill, and welding equipment we now have all the machinery needed to repair and build upgrades for all of our equipment, as well as bring our projects to the next level. Between the machines we can now cut threads, gears, bushings, and precision pieces

Please do not use it if you have not been trained. This machine is dangerous... like remove your arm dangerous. If you have been trained on a metal lathe it is operational and available for use. Please note the chuck tool DOES NOT have a self-ejecting feature. My first project will be to lighten it and add a spring so it can't be left in the chuck, but for now if you use the machine, TRIPLE check you did not leave it there. Classes for its operation will begin soon; keep an eye on the calendar and meetup.com for them to be posted.

Posted on Monday, Apr 17th, 2017

AR Members and Guests created some beautiful Pysanky in 2017!

Full Gallery at:  https://archreactor.org/photos/pysanky-2017

Watch the AR Calendar for your chance to learn how to decorate amazing eggs!  

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 11th, 2017

Thanks go to Derek for the demonstration of spray paint space art

Posted on Friday, Mar 24th, 2017

Arch Reactor will be hosting several Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg) workshops in April.   Stop by and decorate your own beautiful egg.

April 2:  2pm - 9pm

April 4 - 7pm - 10pm (with break for the business meeting)

April 9 - 2pm - 9pm

April 11 - 7pm - 10pm

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Supplies will also be available for independent work between April 2 - 11 whenever the space is open

 

 

More information including a detailed powerpoint on the process at:  https://archreactor.org/project/pysanky-eggs

 

Please plan on a minimum of 3 hours to make an egg.  There's a lot of "waiting time" in this craft, thus it's easy to complete two eggs in nearly the same amount of time as making one.  

 

Not suitable for younger children.  

 

 

Posted on Friday, Feb 10th, 2017

 

Stop by Arch Reactor on Sunday, February 12, to make "Magic Wands"     You may make one or more for yourself or donate your creations to an upcoming Arch Reactor Fundraiser.

Please note that this style of wand-making involves hot-glue.   Children are welcome but must be Closely Supervised by their parent/guardian.

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Today

  1. Wreath Making
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Workshop on making seasonal wreaths using natural and found materials. You may supplement with store bought materials if you bring them.

      Class size limit 14 people or I will need helpers to bring all the material.
      Bring your own wreath frame, this style recomended https://www.google.com/shopping/product/11713777082107575278

      Other stuff you might want to bring:
      - gloves to protect your fingers from being poked and sappy
      - hand pruners, wire cutters, thin wire or twist ties
      - decorative seeds, berries, pine cones
      - ribbons
      - lunch/snacks/drinks to share
      - an empty car trunk to bring home your wreath

      I will supply:
      - Evergreen foliage from a few different species
      - some seeds and berries for decoration
      - pine cones if I find any
      - some prunners, wire, and wire cutters

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Tomorrow

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, November 21st

  1. Hacksgiving
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor
    • Arch Reactor will provide a meat/main dish. Everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish and a project to hack on.

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Friday, November 24th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup

Sunday, November 26th

  1. Hack Something!

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