On June 3rd, 2018, I’ll be holding a special class for 2-4 students at my shop. Unlike most classes that I teach that involve larger groups of students, this one is deliberately small in order to focus even more on each individual students needs. The class is titled a Personal Introduction to Digital Woodworking. It’s designed for woodworkers of all levels of experience who are new to the digital woodworking world or those that need a little help to get on the right track. See the events page for more info.
Always wanted your own CNC? Want to get started in digital woodworking? Here’s your chance. Inventibles is having a contest looking for cool ideas you might have to make use of a CNC. Register to win one of their X-Carve CNCs by March 31, 2018. Feeling lucky? Give it a try….
I’m teaching two classes at the Marc Adam’s School of Woodworking this year. The first is June 18-22, 2018. It’s an intermediate class, Transitioning into the World of Digital Skills, Tools and CNCs for Today’s Woodworker. The class is designed for woodworkers and furniture makers who have or will soon have a CNC, has some experience in CAD software.
The second class is CNC Jigs, Fixtures and Layout for Digital Woodworking. The dates are June 23-24. This is for CNC owners who’d like to learn how to use CNC precision to your advantage. How to modify your CNC bed for a custom pin registration system. Various jigs and fixtures to register on the bed. Included will be customized spoil board/ clamp fixtures. Jigs for machining multiple parts at the same time and my own clamp making jigs. The system I use on my own CNCs makes accurate setup, alignment, zeroing and clamping fast and easy.
Open House woodworker tour of my shop in Indianola, WA April 28. 2018
Personalized Introduction to Digital Woodworking, Indianola, WA June 2, 2018. This class will be limited to two to four students and focuses on getting new or intermediate digital woodworkers on the right track. No digital woodworking experience necessary. We’ll discuss options and demonstrate CNCs, CAD and CAM software and much more.
See the events page for more information.
Recently, I spent time with the Shaper Tools Origin. It’s a hand-held CNC. At first glance it’s router that thinks it’s a CNC. Or, maybe the other way around. Either way you look at it, it really works. A remarkable tool, well executed with serious possibilities for creatives and room to grow and enhance for the developer . For my Popular Woodworking Magazine, click here.