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Intro to CNC Routers

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Bellingham Makerspace

1 Bellis Fair Parkway, #618

next to Dick's Sporting Goods

Bellingham, WA 98226

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A hands on introduction to CNC routers. Design, engrave and cut your own or acrylic coaster.

About this Event

Designing and making custom coasters is a quick and easy way to cover numerous topics that apply to any CNC project. The class will use Easel to design coasters and then engrave and cut them using the Makerspace X-Carve. Topics to be covered include:

  • Basic intro to CNC (x/y/z axis, controllers. drivers, steppers, etc.)
  • Using the Easel software (design tools/apps, origin/home, paths, preview, etc)
  • Router bit selection (straight, spiral, compression and V-bits)
  • Using hold down clamps, waste boards and the dust collector
  • Making more complex wood and acrylic coasters/projects

Participants are encouraged to register at Inventables and watch the Learn Easel in 4 Minutes video. Makerspace members can use the X-Carve for personal projects after taking this class.

Class Length: 1-1/2 hours
Min/max registrations: 2-3
Prerequisites: None
If you'd like a 50% scholarship discount (no questions asked) or would like to see the class offered at another day/time (Wed-Mon, 4-6pm preferred), email davelers@gmail.com.

Instructor bio: Dave Lers has been a professional woodworker, metalworking hobbyist and maker for decades. Since becoming involved with the Makerspace he has been expanding his repertoire using the X-Carve and his customized Workbee CNC router.

Important Information 

COVID-19: To keep everyone safe; masks (can provide), hand sanitizing (at entrances), temperature checks and social distancing are required at Makerspace. Maximum class size has been reduced to allow for social distancing.

Class fees: All class fees include materials. If you are a current Bellingham Makerspace member or scheduled volunteer you may select the discounted member registration. Some instructors offer scholarship discounts and volunteers may be eligible for training discounts.

Cancellations: All classes have a minimum number of participants. If the instructor specified number is not reached 24hrs before the class is scheduled to start, the class will be cancelled and any registrations refunded (Eventbrite fees are non refundable).

Refund policy: You may request a refund from Eventbrite no later than 24hrs before the class starts (Eventbrite fees are non refundable). After that point instructors and participants are committed and we won't be able to provide any refunds.

Donations: Want to help the financially challenged?, donate any amount to the Bellingham Makerspace Scholarship Fund. We want to make it possible for everyone to take the classes they want to take.

Other FAQs

  • When and where to arrive?
    • Bellis Fair Mall. The Makerspace main/front/mall entrance is the last on the left before Dick's Sporting Goods, the back/workshop entrance is to the right of Dick's outside entrance.
    • Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before class so that you have time to sign-in.
  • What to bring/not to bring?
    • For shop class personal safety, please wear closed-toe shoes, tie long hair back, and avoid any dangling jewelry or baggy clothing. Bring personal ear and eye protection if you have it (can provide).
    • If the class involves computers, bring your laptop PC if you have one.
  • Is there an age limit?
    • All our classes are 18+ (14-18 with parental permission) unless otherwise indicated in the class description.

Other questions? Email us at manager@bellinghammakerspace.org

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Bellingham Makerspace

1 Bellis Fair Parkway, #618

next to Dick's Sporting Goods

Bellingham, WA 98226

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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