CNC Router Fundamentals

Venue:

CNC Router Fundamentals

Nashville,  

Time:

From  2019-01-13 18:00:00  to  2019-01-13 20:30:00
Event Description
What will be covered: This class will teach the basic principles of CNC routing. Starting from a 3D model, students will learn how to turn that into a tool path (a plan for carving), how to set up the X-Carve CNC, and how to set the machine in motion.  We’ll also cover how CNCing is different from and similar to 3D printing. Also covered will be software recommendations and additional materials students will want to acquire based on the types of things they want to create. Please Bring: Dust mask, hearing protection, safety glasses if you have them. Make Nashville has a limited supply of disposable ones. Optional: ⅛ or ¼ inch shank end mills. Optional: A laptop loaded with the 3D modeling software of your choice (Autodesk 360 and Sketchup are good options) About the instructor: Maverick Edwards is the Resident Woodshop Ninja at Make Nashville. His brother in law got him started building model rockets before his teens. By the time he had left home for college he had build nearly 80. As he began playing in more bands and customizing my instruments more and more, Maverick eventually lept into building his own musical instruments from scratch. To date, he’s built four instruments from scratch, refinished and restored five, and done countless modifications and setups for himself and others along with building all the necessary jigs and templates along the way. ------------- Not all classes are free for members, but they are always discounted. Why is this? Our instructors are experts; some choose to volunteer their time, and some need to earn money for sharing their knowledge and experience because this is how they make their living. DISCLAIMER  Whether you are an official MAKE Nashville Member or just an occasional visitor; It is required that you take the mandatory saftey course before we can allow you to use any of the many tools in our workshop. This is not only for the saftey of yourself but those around you! This is a great oppourtunity for you to learn how to use a wide variety of new material from our skilled instructors.