CNC 103: Making Inlays using VCarve Pro and CNC Router

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN ETA & Woodworking Studios, Class Code: WO+EL012423AE
  • 0

Registration

  • $130 Tuition + $30 Material Fee
  • $100 Tuition + $30 Material Fee

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Use the VCarve Pro software program to design and cut an inlay on the Woodworking Studio's CNC router. 

About this Class

In the first session, the class meets in the Electronics & Technical Arts lab to review  VCarve Pro, a software solution for creating and cutting parts on a CNC router; review/finalize design of inlay; and set up the CNC project (CNC stands for computer numerical control).

The second session shifts to the Woodworking Studio for cutting, gluing, and instruction on what to do after the glue has dried.

Project

The inlay you create will involve cutting the materials - walnut and maple - and gluing them in the Woodworking Studio.The instructor will then show you how to cut off excess inlay material and sand the inlays using a sample cut so you can do the same to your project at your leisure after the glue has dried.

Materials

All needed materials will be provided.

Prerequisites

CNC 102: VCarve Pro for CNC Routing. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

Class Policies

  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

  • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering

Instructor

Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. He's pictured here using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection. He made the hummingbird inlay shown in the top picture using VCarve Pro.

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