On April 13-14th, I’ll hold an exclusive two-day class for 2-4 students in my shop. We’ll cover basics, beyond the basics and advanced techniques in Digital Woodworking. The syllabus and schedule will be coming soon. Contact Tim for more information.
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.
I confess. I sometimes have a problem with self-induced volunteerism. Throughout my adult life, I’ve been consumed many times by a project, cause or group in need of something I could contribute. One of my latest adventures was to design and build 9 workbenches for a community woodworking group. Good folks. Happy to help. But, like a lot of things, I’ve taken it way over the top.
So, besides a new bench design each one got their own unique vise chop. Designed in Rhino3D, programmed in RhinoCAM and machined on my CNCs. I’ve been writing about this project over several blog posts at Popular Woodworking’s online site. Here’s a link if you missed it. And, here’s a link to photos of the vise chops.
How does a woodworker get started so that they can utilize the benefits of a CNC? A good first step well before you buy a machine or utilize a CNC service is get the software you’re going to need and learn to use it. [Read more…] about Getting Started With Digital Tools