Tool Training: CNC Woodcutting Router JAN/FEB
Interested in learning how to use a CNC router like the Asylum's Blackfoot? This class will teach how to use these awesome and powerful computer-controlled machines through hands-on instruction. Each student will take the machine through an entire workflow cycle, from starting up and homing the machine to part removal and clean-up, leaving with a small product they made themselves. No software experience of any kind needed; a variety of product designs ready for milling will be available to choose from.
Each student will:
- Learn how to use EMC to run a CNC machine
- Learn a variety of hold-down methods and how to determine which is best for a given job
- Make a small widget on a CNC machine that they can keep
No previous experience required, but experience with CamBam or other equivalent software will be necessary in order to effectively operate the machine independently.
Students must be at least 18 years old.
Materials will be provided by the instructor. The $10 materials fee can be paid directly to the instructor when students arrive for class.
Judah Sher has a BS in industrial design, and has been building and using CNC routers for two years. He has recently started Sindrian Arts, a business devoted to selling CNC machine kits and CNC-made products.
See the tickets listed above for specific dates and times.
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.
CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
10 Tyler Street
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.