Make Your Own

“The world doesn't care what you know.
What the world cares about is
what you do with what you know.”

Tony Wagner
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Make Your Own Workshops

Our workshops comprise a variety of projects that span a range of crafts, design and fabrication technologies.  Participants not only acquire the understanding and know-how to build a particular product but the creative capacity and confidence in their ability to transfer and reapply the acquired skills to other ideas. 

 

Each workshop includes instructed steps as well as personalization options that allow participants to experiment and add their unique creativity to their product.

 

 

We are continuously creating new workshops and inspiring projects. We also welcome collaborators and encourage our community members to contribute the same. 

 

Here's a list of available MYO workshops. Click on the desired box to view the workshop profile

 

  

 

Doodle Coasters

Design Tech

Learn the principles of the traditional arts of Mandala and Islamic geometric patterns. Make your own designs at the touch of a finger using different smart apps for radial and psychedelic pattern design. Each participant will get to experiment with different software, stroke patterns and offsets to make a bunch of unique patterns. Select designs are then vectorized and formatted for computer controlled fabrication using a laser cutter. The workshop includes basic training on operating CO2 laser cutters and participants will be able to cut and engrave three different coaster designs. 
 

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Tools and Equipment Used

CNC Laser cutter, design software

Bill of Materials

Veneer wood, sanding paper, mineral spirit, acrylic paint (optional)

Bring

- Personal computer and smart phone or tablet (recommended)

Take Home

Three unique Doodle coasters of your design and making 

+ the ability to design and make many more

Post Workshop Access

This workshop grants attendees who wish to take a fixed term membership access to the following:

- Laser cutters

- General tools and materials

Design

Design

Vectorize

Vectorize

Laser Engrave

Laser Engrave

Laser Cut

Laser Cut

Finish

Finish

Some MYO workshops are provided upon demand only. If you don't find available slots through the booking system please express your interest by clicking on the request button below

Notes

- All tools, materials and safety gear will be provided during workshop

- All prices are subject to VAT

For group booking, private event or other requests please contact us  >>>

 

Lampshade

Arts & Crafts

Make your own globe or pendant shaped lampshade using yarn or hemp cord. This workshop is not only a lot of fun for all age groups but also rewarding and easy to repeat with basic household tools and materials and the product adds a beautiful decorative touch to your home, office or event. Multiple personalization options are offered through this workshop; choosing between ball or pendant shapes, sizes, materials using yarn or hemp, single or multiple colors, weaving in certain or random patterns, the density of the weaving...etc 

The process of making the lampshade entails a particular joy of getting hands dirty and making a mess, but don't worry all protection gear will be provided and all materials used are completely safe.
 

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Tools and Equipment Used

General tools

Bill of Materials

Yarn or Hemp Cord, brush, PVA glue, cups and plastic containers, fishing line, light bulb fixture, plastic sheets and personal protection apron

Bring

Your enthusiasm

Take Home

A beautiful lampshade with a light fixture ready for installation + the ability to make many more

Post Workshop Access

This workshop grants attendees who wish to take a fixed term membership access to the following:

- General tools and materials

Notes

- All tools, materials and safety gear will be provided during workshop

- All prices are subject to VAT

Prepare Materials

Prepare Materials

Soak yarn or hemp cord

Soak yarn or hemp cord

Weave on Mold

Weave on Mold

Dry

Dry

Demold & Assemble

Demold & Assemble

Install Lampshade

Install Lampshade

Some MYO workshops are provided upon demand only. If you don't find available slots through the booking system please express your interest by clicking on the request button below

For group booking, private event or other requests please contact us  >>>

 

Win Victory Love Hand Cast

Life Casting

Make your own Win Victory Love copy of your own hand. The three finger hand gesture, coined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in February 2013, symbolizes work ethic, success, and love of the nation and has become a trademark of the UAE. Locals, expats, and prominent Emirati figures have adopted the gesture as a salute and a symbol of love of the United Arab Emirates.

Join this workshop and learn about life casting by molding your own hand using skin safe rubber and cast urethane liquid plastic.

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Tools and Equipment Used

General Tools, plastic container, paint brush

Bill of Materials

Algae skin safe rubber, fast curing urethane plastic, acrylic paint, epoxy glue, wooden or acrylic base

Bring

Your enthusiasm

Take Home

Win Victory Love life copy of your hand with incredible detail 

+ the ability and know-how to make many more

Post Workshop Access

This workshop grants attendees who wish to take a fixed term membership access to the following:

- Molding and Casting shop

- General tools and materials

Prepare and Measure Materials

Prepare and Measure Materials

Mix Alginate Rubber

Mix Alginate Rubber

Mold Hand

Mold Hand

Mix and Cast Plastic

Mix and Cast Plastic

Demold and Paint

Demold and Paint

Some MYO workshops are provided upon demand only. If you don't find available slots through the booking system please express your interest by clicking on the request button below

Notes

- All tools, materials and safety gear will be provided during workshop

- All prices are subject to VAT

For group booking, private event or other requests please contact us  >>>

 

Photo Frame

Woodwork

Learn the basics of woodworking by making your own wooden photo frame. This workshop includes hands-on practice of essential steps in executing any wood work, from planning project and preparing material, generating cut lists and executing the plan using several machines and power tools including planer and jointer, table saw, miter saw, drill press, sanders and router table and other power and hand tools. Learn also basic joinery, texturing and finishing techniques. Participants can choose between wall mounted or table top frames and several personalization options in shaping edges, texturing, staining and finishing. 

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Tools and Equipment Used

Table saw, Miter saw, Band Saw, Router Table, Planer, Jointer, Sander, Hand Drill, Clamps

Bill of Materials

Pine wood, PVA Glue, Sanding paper, Hanger, Acrylic plate, Stain (optional)

Bring

Your enthusiasm

Take Home

A handmade hardwood weathered photo frame

+ the ability to design and make many more

Post Workshop Access

This workshop grants attendees who wish to take a fixed term membership access to the following:

- Woodshop (limited access)

- General tools and materials

Plan and sketch

Plan and sketch

Prepare Planks

Prepare Planks

Brush sanding

Brush sanding

Prepare to cut

Prepare to cut

Cut

Cut

Assemble

Assemble

Finish

Finish

Some MYO workshops are provided upon demand only. If you don't find available slots through the booking system please express your interest by clicking on the request button below

Notes

- Frames that are glued and clamped need at least an hour to dry. 

- All tools, materials and safety gear will be provided during workshop

- All prices are subject to VAT

For group booking, private event or other requests please contact us  >>>

 

Print on Wood

Arts & Crafts

Ever wondered how they print photos on wood? Wonder no more. There are finite number of ways this can be done,  some which are DIY techniques you can do at home with simple tools and materials. Join this workshop and learn the tricks and have the ability to personalize any wooden item with a personal photo be it a box, shelf, cutting board..etc. During this workshop you will be able to print and finish your own wooden photo and take another home for more practice.

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Tools and Equipment Used

General Tools, Acid brush, Toothbrush, Scraper, Printer

Bill of Materials

Polycrylic or Acrylic Gel, Sanding paper, wooden board, Polyurethane clear finish, Hanging Brackets, Printed photo

Bring

Two high res pictures for printing before workshop

Take Home

A wood print of your own photo + the ability to make many more

Brush Polyacrylic

Brush Polyacrylic

Press Photo

Press Photo

Peel off

Peel off

Finish

Finish

Print on Box

Print on Box

Post Workshop Access

This workshop grants attendees who wish to take a fixed term membership access to the following:

- General tools and materials

Notes

Some MYO workshops are provided upon demand only. If you don't find available slots through the booking system please express your interest by clicking on the request button below

- All tools, materials and safety gear will be provided during workshop

- All prices are subject to VAT

For group booking, private event or other requests please contact us  >>>

 

Birdhouse

Woodwork

Give a neighbor bird a new home of your design and making. Join this workshop and learn basic woodworking skills to build a wooden birdhouse to your specifications. The Workshop imparts knowledge and hands-on experience in wood project planning, making straight and angled cuts using table saw, band saw and miter saw, trimming edges with a router table, using drill press, basic joinery and a nail gun in addition to range of finishing techniques. This workshop is for beginners and does not require any previous experience or skills in woodworking.

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Tools and Equipment Used

Table saw, Miter saw, Band Saw, Router Table, Planer, Jointer, Sander, Hand Drill, Clamps, Nail gun

Bill of Materials

Pine wood, PVA Glue, Sanding paper, Hanger, Stain (optional)

Bring

Your enthusiasm

Take Home

Prepare Planks

Prepare Planks

Plan and sketch

Plan and sketch

Brush Sand

Brush Sand

Cut

Cut

Join

Join

Stain

Stain

Add your touches

Add your touches

Laser engrave (optional)

Laser engrave (optional)

Personalize

Personalize

Paint (optional)

Paint (optional)

A handmade custom built vintage hardwood birdhouse

+ the ability to design and make many more

Post Workshop Access

This workshop grants attendees who wish to take a fixed term membership access to the following:

- Woodshop (limited access)

- General tools and materials

Some MYO workshops are provided upon demand only. If you don't find available slots through the booking system please express your interest by clicking on the request button below

Notes

- All tools, materials and safety gear will be provided during workshop

- Laser engraving and painting are not included in workshop agenda and are optional add-ons 

- All prices are subject to VAT

For group booking, private event or other requests please contact us  >>>

 

Laser Stencils for Graffiti

Design Tech

Join this workshop and  learn how to vectorize an image or a pattern and make it as a stencil for graffiti spray painting. Workshop includes learning basics of 2D design in addition to using a Co2 laser cutter to cut your design  on sheet material. At the end of the workshop participants will also learn basics of spray painting and spray graffiti artwork.

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Tools and Equipment Used

2D Design Software, Laser cutters, spray booth

Bill of Materials

PVC foam sheet, Aerosole spray paint

Bring

- A laptop

- High contrast Image or artwork desired

- Your enthusiasm

Take Home

Vectorize

Vectorize

Laser Cut

Laser Cut

Prepare Stencil

Prepare Stencil

Spray paint

Spray paint

A handmade custom built vintage hardwood birdhouse

+ the ability to design and make many more

Post Workshop Access

This workshop grants attendees who wish to take a fixed term membership access to the following:

- Woodshop (limited access)

- General tools and materials

Notes

- All tools, materials, software and safety gear will be provided during workshop

- Laser engraving and painting are not included in workshop agenda and are optional add-ons 

- All prices are subject to VAT

Some MYO workshops are provided upon demand only. If you don't find available slots through the booking system please express your interest by clicking on the request button below

For group booking, private event or other requests please contact us  >>>

 

Pipe Burner

Metal Work

Give a neighbor bird a new home of your design and making. Join this workshop and learn basic woodworking skills to build a wooden birdhouse to your specifications. The Workshop imparts knowledge and hands-on experience in wood project planning, making straight and angled cuts using table saw, band saw and miter saw, trimming edges with a router table, using drill press, basic joinery and a nail gun in addition to range of finishing techniques. This workshop is for beginners and does not require any previous experience or skills in woodworking.

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Tools and Equipment Used

Chop Saw, Angle Grinder, Bench Grinder, Buffing Wheel, Dremel Rotary tool, Blow Torch, General tools

Bill of Materials

Steel pipe, soldering iron, sheet steel, steel mesh, fiber glass wool, isopropyl alcohol, wooden base

Bring

Your enthusiasm

Take Home

Cut Pipe

Cut Pipe

Measure

Measure

Mark slots

Mark slots

Cut slots

Cut slots

Insert mesh and wool

Insert mesh and wool

An elegant handmade custom-built pipe burner

+ the ability to design and make more

Post Workshop Access

This workshop grants attendees who wish to take a fixed term membership access to the following:

- Metal Shop (limited access)

- General tools and materials

Some MYO workshops are provided upon demand only. If you don't find available slots through the booking system please express your interest by clicking on the request button below

Notes

- All tools, materials and safety gear will be provided during workshop

- Pipe burners should not be left unattended. Safe use of the burners will be taught in the workshop. 

- All prices are subject to VAT

For group booking, private event or other requests please contact us  >>>

 

Edison HandLamp

Life Casting

One of the signature projects at OriginBae makerspace. Join this DIY workshop and take home your own hand lamp holding a vintage filament bulb fixed on a wooden base. The hand lamp will be an exact replica of your own hand by making one part life molding using skin safe alginate rubber and casting liquid urethane. You will also learn basic wood working and electric wiring to assemble your lamp and fix it on a vintage finished wooden base. At the end of the course, you will not only have a cool and unique bedside lamp but also the knowledge to explore the inspiring world of life casting. Materials included

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Tools and Equipment Used

Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding belt, orbital sanders, wire stripping and crimping tools, soldering iron, general Tools

Bill of Materials

Algae skin safe rubber, Urethane plastic, spray paint, wooden base, sand paper, wood stain, filament bulb and bulb fixture, electric wire and switch, plastic containers and disposable cups

Bring

Prepare Wooden Base

Prepare Wooden Base

Mold and Cast

Mold and Cast

Demold

Demold

Paint Hand Cast

Paint Hand Cast

Assemble

Assemble

Finish

Finish

Your enthusiasm

Take Home

An exact copy of your hand holding a vintage filament bulb  + the ability to design and make many more

Post Workshop Access

This workshop grants attendees who wish to take a fixed term membership access to the following:

- Molding and casting material (limited access)

- Woodshop (limited access)

- General tools and materials

Some MYO workshops are provided upon demand only. If you don't find available slots through the booking system please express your interest by clicking on the request button below

Notes

- Multi-session version of this MYO workshop is offered for younger age groups or larger number of attendees

- All tools, materials and safety gear will be provided during workshop

- All prices are subject to VAT

For group booking, private event or other requests please contact us  >>>

 

Honey Dipper

Woodturning 101

Wood turning is a very exciting as well as therapeutic branch of woodworking that uses a lathe to turn wood into cylindrical or spherical forms. As the wood turns on the lathe, you can use various tools to shape it into things like table legs, bed posts, stair rails, spindles, finials, bowls, pens, bottle stoppers, and more. Join this introductory workshop and acquire essential knowledge and hands on experience of wood turning and make your own custom spindle or honey dipper.

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Tools and Equipment Used

Wood lathe, carbide turning tools

Bill of Materials

Wood blanks, sand paper, bee wax

Bring

Your enthusiasm + reading and video materials provided preferably reviewed before attending workshop  

Take Home

A honey dipper made of hardwood finished with food safe wax

+ the ability to make many more

Post Workshop Access

This workshop grants attendees who wish to take a fixed term membership access to the following:

- Wood lathes and machine parts for turning spindles

- Woodshop (limited access)

- General tools and materials

Setup

Setup

Prepare Blank

Prepare Blank

Roughing

Roughing

Rounding

Rounding

Detailing

Detailing

Sanding

Sanding

Finishing

Finishing

Some MYO workshops are provided upon demand only. If you don't find available slots through the booking system please express your interest by clicking on the request button below

Notes

- All tools, materials and safety gear will be provided during workshop 

- All prices are subject to VAT

For group booking, private event or other requests please contact us  >>>