Intro to CNC Routing


Next Tuesday, learn how to use the CMS ShopBot CNC Router. Computer numerical controlled (CNC) routers rock. They’re cutting machines used for cutting various hard materials (wood, aluminum, foam, plastics, etc) and are useful for a huge variety of creative applications. Need to cut (or carve) a complex or unique shape? Lots of them? This machine will be your friend!

Intro to CNC Routing will provide an overview of CNC routing with a ShopBot CNC machine – covering safety procedures and basic setup and operation of the ShopBot CNC system, as well as the software used to run this tool. We will walk through the process of cutting out a pre-programed design and end with parts ready to assemble!

Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to sign up for a follow certification session. Upon successfully passing this certification test, these Members will be allowed to use the ShopBot on their own. Intro to CNC Routing will run from 6 – 9 PM on Tuesday, June 11th. Two Spots Remain!

Other Upcoming Events

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 PM

Join us for 3D PRINT CLUB! Every week, we’ll get together and participate in an open design session. This event is all about self-directed learning and hanging out with other people working on 3D designs or prints. Bring your own laptop or make use of the (first come-first-serve) Makerspace laptops loaded with Fusion 360.

3D Print Club is presented free, but registration is required.

Make A Silver Ring

Sunday, June 9th, 11 AM – 2 PM


Wednesday, June 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of silver-smithing while you make a simple silver ring! The instructor will guide you through various options for how to embellish your band, the shape of which you will get to choose.  You’ll try soldering and learn how to polish your finished product into a beautiful ring! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided, and $5 materials fee is included in the registration cost. Two Spots Remain in Each Class!

Want to be a Marketing Maven? Add Video to the Mix!

Wednesday, June 12th, 6 – 8 PM

In this workshop you will learn why your business needs to be using video in your marketing.  

The first part of the workshop will include how to develop a strategic, effective video marketing plan. You’ll learn the best practices for shooting videos that get noticed. We’ll explore some free or inexpensive tools that will help you shine!

The second half of the workshop is devoted to the relationship-building capacity of live streaming video and how it can bring in potential customers or donors, and strengthen your relationship to existing customers.

In a live demonstration, you’ll learn how Facebook Live and Instagram Stories are used to reach customers. You’ll learn how to broadcast from a Facebook Business Page, Facebook Personal Profile, Instagram, YouTube and/or SnapChat site!

Intro to Plasma Cutting

Thursday, June 13th, 6 – 8:30 PM

Plasma cutting is a powerful and versatile means of cutting steel, aluminum, and other conductive materials, for applications ranging from heavy industry to abstract art. In Intro to Plasma Cutting, students will the learn the fundamental processes and techniques for handheld plasma cutting using the Claremont MakerSpace’s Hypertherm Powermax85 – and will get plenty of hands-on practice with the tool. The goal of this class is to prepare students to be certified to use the CMS’s plasma cutter, handheld, independently.  

This class is presented by The Claremont Makerspace and Hypertherm.

Join the creative community at the Claremont MakerSpace.

Access to the Claremont MakerSpace is gained via Membership – like a gym membership. Claremont MakerSpace Memberships offer:

  • Access to shared tools and workshops for woodworking, machining, fiber arts, electronics, welding, robotics, jewelry and metalsmithing, graphic design, fabrication, prototyping, programming and more.
  • Discounts on equipment training/certification and classes, ranging from specialty fabrication techniques to business development, offered at the MakerSpace.
  • Discounts on special events, focusing on the arts, entrepreneurship and innovative technologies, hosted at the MakerSpace.
  • Options for personal studio space and project and materials storage space.

Interested in Access to CMS For You & Your Coworkers?

The Claremont MakerSpace Corporate Usage Account (CUA) program is a great way to offer a unique benefit to a businesses employees’, while investing in the development of their creative and professional skills. It’s a simple and flexible program that lets employees of CUA businesses get a substantial discount on CMS Membership and classes. To learn more, please email

Got Computer Skills? Share ‘em!

Our computer lab is a great resource of software, design and education. We’d love to help our community access new skills and grow their own. Do you have specific software or hardware knowledge? CAD, Fusion 360, Illustrator, Design, Photoshop and would be willing to share? Please drop a note to

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

Make A Silver Ring 6/9, 11 AM – 2 PM (2 Spots Left!)

Intro to CNC Routing 6/11, 6 – 9 PM (2 Spots Left!)

Want to be a Marketing Maven? Add Video to the Mix! 6/12, 6 – 8 PM

Make A Silver Ring 6/12, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting 6/13, 6 – 8:30 PM

Learn to Set A Simple Stone 6/17 & 6/24, 5 – 8 PM

Intro to Audio Mixing 6/18, 6 – 8 PM

Financing Master Class 6/19, 6 – 7:30 PM

Community Resources in Energy Efficiency 6/20, 6 – 7 PM

Rights and Responsibility of Renting 6/22, 10 AM – 12 PM

Intro to Sashiko Style Invisible Mending 6/24, 6 – 8 PM

Make A Hand Painted Silk Scarf 6/25, 6 – 8:30 PM

We’ve got even more classes/events on the calendar, so check out the full line up HERE.

Interested in teaching a class at CMS? We recently updated our site with information on how you can share your skills at CMS.

Questions about upcoming classes, events or the Claremont MakerSpace in general? Let us know at

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team