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CNC Carving/Routing Using Inventables X-Carve

  • 21 Sep 2022
  • 22 Sep 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 21 Sep 2022, 6:00 PM 8:45 PM (PDT)
  • 22 Sep 2022, 6:00 PM 8:45 PM (PDT)
  • Fresno Ideaworks
  • 1


  • This rate is available only to Ideaworks members already certified to use the 4'X8' CNC machine at Fresno Ideaworks.

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This course is an introduction to the X-Carve 1000mm CNC machine with an emphasis on safety and proper use. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the X-Carve CNC process; learn how to use basic design and editing techniques for creating a carving project: and be familiarized with the necessary requirements to perform a carving job. Finally, students will learn how to setup the machine, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.

Participants will learn set up and take down of the X-Carve CNC machine; use of Easel web app used to design projects and control the X-Carve. 

This unique class provides information and techniques that differ from those used on other CNC machines at Ideaworks. Certification on other similar machines does not grant permission to use others. Ideaworks members who have completed another Ideaworks CNC certification may register for this course at the "I Want More!" rate.

Students will design their own projects or use projects from the Easel sample project portfolio. All students must attend both sessions and then complete a minimum of 5 supervised carving projects after the formal class to be certified to use the X-Carve CNC machine without supervision. All materials for initial learning will be provided. Materials for the 5 supervised projects will be provided by the individual.


  • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
  • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

What Not to Wear:

  • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
  • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
  • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
  • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
  • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.

We will provide:

  • Eye protection
  • Ear plugs if requested

Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.


This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

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Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. 


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1730 H Street

Fresno, CA, 93721



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