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Tool Training: ShopBot CNC Router

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Technocopia

44 Portland St

Sixth Floor

Worcester, MA 01608

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Use of the ShopBot and it's associated classes are for adults aged 18 or older only.

PLEASE NOTE: All non-member students must fill out this one-time registration form prior to attending a class. Review our class cancellations and refund policy here.

This class will introduce students to using the ShopBot CNC (computer numerical control) router. Using a 4'x8' bed, the ShopBot is capable of machining, cutting, and carving a large variety of materials using 2D or 3D files. This class will cover setting up the machine, basics of tooling, creating tool paths from 2D vector files, and the basics of CNC milling workflow. A basic understanding of 2D vector design is strongly recommended for anyone taking the class.

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Spencer Mewherter is a carpenter and woodworker by trade, specializing in timber framing. He started working in the trades in various boat building, furniture making, and timberframing shops on the North Shore of Boston. He studied geography and biology at Clark University, focusing on housing, land tenure, and related ecological and social impacts. While attending Clark he worked for World Vision Haiti assessing transitional shelter and on cooperative development in Worcester. Currently self employed as a carpenter, his interests include: organizing and activism, graphic design, sustainable forestry, and green building practices.

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Technocopia

44 Portland St

Sixth Floor

Worcester, MA 01608

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