I’m shop capable with most tools, but haven’t used a shopsmith. I’m back in country on the 16th, and available for an orientation, plus @Bradley-Maker I’m available if you ever need a hand with shop stuff.
@bct I haven’t used the software, personally. but as long as it meets the criteria of being free and supporting relatively low cost and readily available hardware I don’t see why we wouldn’t keep it under consideration when sourcing out a bit of hardware for the space!
I just found this post, great resource.
For larger groups, having three or more instructors on hand and dividing the group can make that pretty easy. I teach group and private lessons, if anyone wants to teach something and wants resources on how to actually TEACH stuff, please feel free to get in touch.
Once we have the booth squared away a bit, I’m tempted to talk to @Kimberely and see if she can set up another one, but with more of an eye to figuring out which jigs and fixtures we need to build to do the sort of setup they have in a booth. I brought in some steel tubing to use to make a couple of the vertical “pole dancer” mounts they have there, and then be able to have arms come off the poles with clamps and jigs mounted on the arms. If we attach the poles to the hood, and to the floor they should be relatively easy to secure.
The DXF files I am exporting from CorelDRAW on the Design Lab computer seem to be clean when they import to RD Works.
I do make sure prior to export that I remove fills and make all lines hairline. Filled objects must be ‘closed’ ie, the nodes are connected all around the perimeter of the object. If they are not, the comp adds a wild line to auto connect the open object.
One thing I am still trying the get right is making multiples easily, ie telling RDWorks to make 16 duplicates of something 4x4 with a certain distance between them. I can make the field, but it wont cut them.