Learn to model your woodworking projects in a 3D environment.
Virtually prototype your ideas.
Create plans and technical drawings from your designs.
Create digital design files for 3D printing and CNC machining.
You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level.
This course is designed to teach Fusion 360 in the way that I learn best - with start to finish project tutorials. As a self-taught 3D modeler, I found it difficult and frustrating to understand a tool or process without having any context for when it might be used.
In "Fusion 360 For Hobbyists and Woodworkers" we model five different projects using only the tools necessary for that model. Each project gets progressively more difficult as you build on your newly acquired skills.
Why Learn CAD as a Hobbyist or Woodworker?
Use CAD to save time, money and materials.
Work from your own plans.
"Virtually prototype" your ideas before building them.
Design projects for CNC and 3D printing.
Why FUSION 360?
Design history timeline.
Joints and contact sets.
CAD and CAM in one.
What TOPICS Are Covered in This Course?
95% in the "Model" workspace.
3D model woodworking and 3D printing/CNC projects.
Create plans and technical drawings.
Apply materials and appearances to your design.
Add functionality to your ideas.
Who this course is for:
Woodworkers and hobbyists to want to 3D model their projects before building them in the shop.
People who want to design projects for 3D printing and CNC machines.
11 sections • 74 lectures • 8h 56m total length
Basic Navigation (Updated 2020)
Introduction to Lauren
Lauren’s Beginner Tips
Switching From Sketchup to Fusion 360
Pan and Orbit Without Scroll Wheel
Wooden Candle Holder (Updated 2020)
Project #1 Overview
Lauren’s Thoughts on the Wooden Candle Holder
Shop Time - Build The Wooden Candle Holder
Project #1 Resources
Wooden Candle Holder - Sketch The Shape (LEGACY VERSION)
Wooden Candle Holder - Extrude The Parts (LEGACY VERSION)
Project #2 Overview
Shortcuts and Hotkeys in Fusion 360
Battery Organizer - Create The Holder
Battery Organizer - Create The Dispenser
Battery Organizer - Finish the Scoop
Lauren’s Thoughts on the Battery Organizer
Project #2 Resources
Project #3 Overview
TY Tray Table - Top and Supports
TV Tray Table - Dowel and Slot
Introduction to Joints
TV Tray Table - Make it Function
Lauren's Thoughts on the TV Tray
Lauren’s Thoughts on the Project/Include Operation
Project #3 Resources
Project #4 Overview
Miter Saw Cabinet - Cabinet and Shelf
Miter Saw Cabinet - Expansion Wings
Miter Saw Cabinet - Adding Joints
Miter Saw Cabinet - Joint Limits
Lauren’s Thoughts on the Miter Saw Cabinet
Creating Plans and Technical Drawings - Intro and Cover Page
Creating Plans and Technical Drawings - Parts List and Diagram
Creating Plans and Technical Drawings - Wing and Cabinet Assembly
Creating Plans and Technical Drawings - Exporting To PDF
Shop Time - Building the Miter Saw Cabinet
Project #4 Resources
Project #5 Overview
Dust Collection Blast Gates - Base and Top
Dust Collection Blast Gates - Ports and Gates
Dust Collection Blast Gates - Finger Holds and Joints
Lauren’s Thoughts on the Dust Collection Blast Gates
Basic 3D Printing Workflow
Shop Time - Printing and Installing the Blast Gates
Mike Moyer and his wife Lauren run the YouTube channel Mike and Lauren" where they post DIY and how-to videos. While the majority of their projects are woodworking, Mike is not afraid to experiment with electronics, 3D printing, or car repairs. Mike uses Fusion 360 on a daily basis to "virtually prototype" his ideas before building them in the shop.