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General Meeting : May 2019

Our final program for Spring 2019 features Chris Fitch from Woodsmith Magazine. Chris will demonstrate the CNC router that he built a few years ago from the ground up, and which is now featured as a 2-issue project for the magazine (April and June 2019, issues 242 and 243).

In this presentation, Chris will walk us through some of the design and functionality decisions he made in order to fit the project into 24 printed pages. He also plans to cover the CAD/CAM software he chose, along with some of the sources he found for motors, controllers and other parts. It's an impressive build on many levels!

Chris specializes in design and engineering of projects for Woodsmith Magazine.

Event Details:

Event Date May 14, 2019, 7:00 pm
Event End Date May 14, 2019, 11:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location The Woodsmith Store, Des Moines, IA
Categories Club Activities

Venue Information - The Woodsmith Store, Des Moines, IA

The Woodsmith Store hosts our regular Member Meetings in the meeting space in the back of the store, and is also one of our Preferred Suppliers.

** Guests are always welcome! **

General Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Woodsmith Store in Clive, IA (Get Map).

We meet in the back room of the store, please ask at the front desk if you need help finding us. Doors open at 6pm for socializing.

Meetings start at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise posted below, and generally are over about 9:00 pm.

Because the Woodsmith Store closes at 7pm, you may not be able to get in if you arrive after 7pm. Come early and meet your fellow woodworkers!

Meetings consist of:

  • An update on Club events and activities
  • Woodworking Q&A
  • Time to get to know other members
  • An educational presentation
  • Member project show and tell
  • Plus, great cookies and coffee!


10320 Hickman Road, Clive, IA 50325


  • Monday-Friday: 9:00-7:00
  • Saturday: 9:00-5:00
  • Sunday: 11:00-4:00

Toll-free 800-835-5084

Main Line 515-254-9494


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