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WKS1219SJ: WORKSHOP: Advanced Autodesk Inventor: Cam Clamps

This workshop is one of an "Art to Part" series featuring the design and realization of a woodworker's cam-style clamp. The series covers the process and steps needed to take an idea or "napkin sketch" and create an actual working physical product. It's not necessary to take these workshops in order (although that would certainly be helpful).

In this workshop, you will learn advanced Autodesk Inventor techniques and tools, including:
  • Top-down design, sketch blocks and multi-solid parts
  • How to use a "layout sketch" to design and constrain an assembly
  • How to create parameterized parts using linked parameters and an Excel worksheet
  • Constraints and more constraints
By the end, you will have a fully customizable cam clamp design


  • This is the first in a 3-series workshop.

    Prerequisite:Successful completion of AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics is required before taking this workshop series.

  • 1 session currently scheduled:
        WORKSHOP: Advanced Autodesk Inventor: Cam Clamps Wednesday, 2/4/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS1236SJ: WORKSHOP: Advanced VCarve Workshop: Cam Clamps

    This workshop covers the use of V-Carve to create flexible toolpaths for cutting out a woodworker's cam clamp. The Inventor Assembly files will be provided so the student can learn to generate drawing files and then import relevant vectors into V-Carve for use. Drilling paths, pockets and profile paths will be generated for a variety of tooling.

    Topics will include:

    • How to take an Autodesk Inventor part or Assembly file and create usable drawings and vector files

    • Strategies for dealing with variable thickness materials

    • Work-holding and alignment techniques

    • Working with Layers in V-Carve

    • Tool database use and setting Feeds and Speeds

    This workshop is one of an "Art To Part" series featuring the design and realization of a woodworkers cam style clamp. The series covers the process and steps needed to take an idea or "napkin sketch" and create an actual working physical product. It's not necessary to take these workshops in order (although that would certainly be helpful).



    Pre-Requisites: CNC101:Concepts of CNC and CNC201: CAD-to-CAM VCarve and AUD006: Autodesk Inventor Basics





    1 session currently scheduled:
        WORKSHOP: Advanced VCarve Workshop: Cam Clamps
    (Advanced VCarve: Cam Clamps)
    Friday, 2/13/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS530SJ: Coffee 101: DIY Home Roasting

    Who doesn't love a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning? If you're ready to take the next step to becoming a true coffee aficionado, then come learn the first steps to making coffee; roasting your own beans!

    In this workshop attendees will learn the basics of coffee roasting using a simple method anyone can do at home. Various types of roasting machines and processes will be discussed, as well as differences in roast levels, bean varieties, and bean production processes.

    This hands-on experience will teach you the fine art of brewing the perfect cup of coffee, as well as experience the sensory evaluation of a freshly roasted and brewed cup of coffee.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Coffee 101: DIY Home Roasting Sunday, 2/8/15 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS519: Pewter Drop Casting Workshop

    Since the 11th century, pewter has been cast into objects of utility and beauty. An alloy of tin and copper, pewter is relatively malleable, and its soft sheen provides an elegant contrast to the steel which surrounds us today.

    In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to make a mold and cast a small part using molten pewter. You will first create a plaster mold blank that can be carved using hand tools or any other carving instrument. Next, you will hand carve a simple part or design and will learn various other techniques such as using modeling clay or copying an existing piece. Finally, you will melt the pewter and make your casting to create a pendant, key fob, piece of jewelry, or small part.

    Workshop length: 2 hours. Cost: $50 including materials fee.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Pewter Drop Casting Workshop Tuesday, 2/17/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    7 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.