CNC: From Boards to Boxes & Decorative Details with Willard Lerums July 25 - 29, 2022

about this workshop

The fundamental procedures of running a CNC start with layout and design, and this class is no exception. Designing in CAD (Computer Aided Design) software, within the constraints of our lumber and machines’ capabilities, students will design a variety of boxes. Students will then produce machining operations appropriate per the design and CNC machine in our CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software. This will produce a G-Code file that we will format for the controller software and run through the machine’s interface! Boxes will include details such as hinges, inlay on flat and curved surfaces, etching of mirror, flip milling, and so much more! Students will receive a full license of Rhino 7 CAD software and will use a temporary license of RhinoCAM.

Unique Instructor Willard Lerums

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$895 tuition + $75 materials

Key Points:
*How to produce drawings/geometry intended for CNC work
*How to program the operations appropriately for your CNC
*Tooling and project
*Controlling the machine, finding project (0,0) and zeroing out all axis
*How to mount and register material to the machine, including flip milling
*Creating unique patterns, inlays and hinge mortises

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



CNC: From Boards to Boxes & Decorative Details with Willard Lerums July 25 - 29, 2022


Availability: Open

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A special note about our photos:

We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!