Class - CNC Introduction -
February 24 (Sunday) at 2:00 pm
4 spots left
Using a computer to precisely control a router to cut and engrave wood is at the heart of CNC. The Shop acquired a Shapeoko XXL CNC which is capable of milling wood up to 33”x33” in size. This class will teach you how to competently, confidently and safely use this tool with your woodworking projects.
The key to this class is practice. You will use the CNC from the very first session and by the end you will have completed five projects. To design your projects and to define your cuts you will receive a license to Vectrics’ VCarve Pro (Windows-only) for use on the Shop CNC. Our goal in this course is to build confidence through practice. Consequently, as a Shop Member you will receive five EXTRA Shop slots so that you have extra time to practice during and after the course.
A CNC is a computer-controlled tool so we require proficiency with Microsoft Windows. Familiarity with computer design is desired but not required. There may be homework prior to each of the four 3-hour class sessions. Lastly, before receiving your Shop certification for independent use of the Shop CNC you will complete an independent project. The " CNC Intro" class is now available to both SDFWA Shop Members and non-Members though SDFWA Membership is required for insurance coverage ($35/year).
When you complete this class you will have the confidence and competence to design and cut wood safely using a Shapeoko CNC.
If you really want to know CNC then this is the class for you.
Note: Shop Membership is required to use the bundled Shop slots.
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