Week of Events
FreeCAD is a free and open source CAD application. This class is intended for people who wish to learn the basics of CAD modeling through the use of FreeCAD. Attendees will learn and follow a basic workflow, draw 2D shapes, convert those 2D shapes to 3D shapes, and combine them to model a coffee cup.
While CAD is useful for 3D printing, machining, metalworking, woodworking, and many other fields, this introductory class will NOT cover specifics on how to apply this knowledge to those fields. Instead, the knowledge obtained in this class acts as a foundation for the attendees to build upon.
FreeCAD is under active development. While the general workflow within FreeCAD stays the same between versions, icons and labels often change. To prevent confusion and to help ensure all attendees are on the same page throughout the class, attendees will use Knox Makers laptops which have FreeCAD installed and configured.
Open hack nights are a chance for people to come out to Knox Makers and hack on anything at any skill level. You can come out to practice a new programming language, get help working on your personal projects, or try your hand at using the 3d printer. You might just come out to see what other folks are working on and lend a hand. If you know anyone who has been curious to come out to Knox Makers, please invite them along!
Like all other Tuesday nights, this event is free and open to the public. Our night will begin with a Show and Share where attendees are encouraged to bring out the projects they have been working on. This is a great time to request feedback for the future direction of your project, or you can just bring out something you want to show off. We hope to see you there!
You MUST have completed Woodworking 102 “Woodturning Basics” prior to taking this class. This class is a continuation of basic woodturning skills beyond spindles and it will include a brief safety reminder. There will be a short discussion regarding the variety of projects that can be accomplished on a wood lathe: utilitarian, decorative and artistic. Turning skills covered in this class will include: resourcing, preserving and preparing wood for turning; options for mounting wood on the lathe; the vast variety of tools, how they are used and sharpened; other materials that can be turned on a wood lathe; sanding and finishing options. Hands-on opportunities will include, but may not be limited to if time permits, starting a hollow form such as a bowl.
Class members are encouraged to bring eye protection (full face shields are ideal. Do not wear any long, loose-fitting clothing, long sleeve shirts, bracelets, rings or low hanging neck chains. A hat would be appropriate if you don’t want to be picking woods chips out of your hair.