Intro to CNC using the X-Carve

Learn how to use CNC machines in your project! Resident woodworker Josh Greene will go over the tools available for drawing shapes, how to import an SVG file, and what speeds and feed rates are best for different materials. He'll also talk about different kinds of bits that are available and their best uses. Josh will also be available to help with your first project if you need help with planning or when it comes time to cut.

Most importantly you'll get hands-on experience with the XCarve machine itself and cover best practices for clamping material to the wasteboard, how to change bits in the router, and safe machine operation.

Instructor Josh Greene is the head of our woodshop committee at MakerSpace Charlotte. Learn more about his work:

Class is open to ages 16 and up, though minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. The adult must purchase an additional ticket to attend the class.

Guests are asked to be on time for events. If the safety briefing is missed, the guest will not be able to join the class and no refunds will be given.

Any jewelry on the hands and wrist must be removed and that no loose clothing is worn. Closed-toed shoes are required. Safety goggles will be provided. If you wear prescription glasses, you may want to bring your own eye protection. Hearing protection is optional, bring your own if desired.

MakerSpace Charlotte dues-paying members can check their email or Discord for a monthly Access Code to unlock member discounts on Eventbrite during checkout.

Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while indoors at MakerSpace Charlotte as directed by the CDC. Hand sanitizer and bathrooms are available for hand washing during the event.

MakerSpace Charlotte is located in the brick side door, up the ramp. Ring bell for entry.

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