$40 – $50

Intro to the X-Carve CNC

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Bellingham Makerspace

1 Bellis Fair Parkway, #618

next to Dick's Sporting Goods

Bellingham, WA 98226

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Learn how to use Easel and the X-Carve CNC router. Members can use the X-Carve for personal projects after taking this class.

About this Event

Learn how to use the Bellingham Makerspace X-Carve CNC router. An introduction to CNC using Easel (software) and the X-Carve (hardware). The class will cover laying out projects in Easel - using some of its numerous functions and features - as well as importing 2D CAD (dxf) and Inkscape (svg) projects into Easel. The class will then use the X-Carve to make a project.

Participants are encouraged to register at Inventables, watch the Learn Easel in 4 Minutes video and bring a simple project or idea. One project will be chosen and used to show how to setup and use the X-Carve, everyone else will leave with a ready to route project. The fallback project will be engraving a signboard made in the Intro to the Woodshop class. Topics will include router bit selection, hold down clamps, fixtures, waste-boards and the dust collector. Makerspace members can use the X-Carve for personal projects after taking this class.

Class Length: 2 hours
Prerequisites: None
Min/max registrations: 3
If you'd like a 50% scholarship discount (no questions asked) or would like to see the class offered at another day/time, 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 Workbee.

Important Information 

COVID-19: Too 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. The financially challenged are encouraged to request a 50% off, no questions asked, scholarship discount. 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.
    • 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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