Integrating CNC Into Your Woodworking with Bjorn Rettig October 21-25, 2019
$825 tuition, a cut list will be sent so students can BYOW
*Basic machine operation and safety
*Registering and flip cutting
*Cutting wood that’s thicker than your machine capacity
*Inlays and engraving
*Cutting other materials (foam, aluminum, brass, and acrylic)
This course is for anyone interested in expanding their woodworking capabilities through the power of a CNC machine. Whether trying to decide if a CNC machine is a good investment or if you already own one, this class will show how useful and easy a CNC is to use and can be integrated into any project. Each day, Bjorn will cover a different topic then show students how that topic can be used to complete a related project. The class will utilize different software tools to work on these projects. If students bring their own laptop and software they can follow along, but it’s not a requirement. Students will learn how to cut parts in 2D, one of the most common uses of CNC machines. This will include how to cut high precision templates for complex woodworking projects on your CNC (or how to outsource it). Students will learn registering and flip cutting and a method of cutting objects that are deeper than your CNC would allow. A highlight of the class will be the cutting of woodworking joints – let’s see if we can cut a Marc Adams Joinery class joint with extreme computer precision. With all these skills, the students will then work on a small box with an inlaid top or engraved letters. A CNC class wouldn’t be complete without students learning about rapid prototyping in foam, cutting aluminum, or engraving brass and acrylic.
There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.
This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.