VCarve for CNC

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

VCarve Pro is a powerful but intuitive software for creating and cutting parts on a CNC Router.  VCarve Pro gives you the power to produce complex 2D patterns with profile, pocket, drill and inlay toolpaths, plus gives you the ability to create designs with v-carving textures as well as import and machine unlimited Vectric 3D clipart or single model files. 

In this class you will learn the basics of VCarve by designing a project that includes shapes, text, and imported bitmaps. Once the design is completed you will learn how to assign tool paths and review what bits to use and speeds of cuts. In addition you will learn some tips/tricks which include: keyhole path, double sided milling and texturing.

After the day of the class, Phil will be available (within reason) to answer questions and assist with issues if they arise as you work on your next project.
Each participant needs a laptop with VCarve installed on it. The program can be downloaded HERE. MakeHaven has a limited number of computers that can be borrowed, please indicate in your registration if you need to make use of one and we will do our best to accomodate. 

Note: Please be aware that the class will take place in the Learning Room and focus on the software side of a CNC. Badging for the Shapeoko or other CNC are separate. 

Ticket Prices:
General Public: $44
Partnerships: $40
MakeHaven members: $38

Real name: 
Philip LaFleur


Instructor Bio: 

MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

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Our facilities undergo periodic reviews to maximize ADA compliance. We offer accessible bathrooms, elevators, and wide walkways. In tool usage, we aim for universal access and work individually to adapt tools for safe usage as necessary. If you anticipate needing an adaptation to participate in this event or have further questions, please contact us at