Iconic Queenslander fretwork: CNC router induction

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$85 - 100

Capture a design from an image and turn it into something beautiful using clever software and a CNC routeing machine. This workshop includes an induction that gives you access to our CNC technology.

Part of what makes for unique Queensland architecture is the individual decorative fretwork seen in many traditional Queensland wooden houses. State Library has made a vast store of historical images available online as part of the Home Exhibition and in this workshop you will learn how to reproduce an example of this Queensland style by combining clever software tools and modern advanced manufacturing techniques. Choose a design from our selection, or bring along your own digital image, and take home a scale model example.

This workshop includes an induction to the CNC router, so you can come back and make a houseful to complete your dream renovation project.



- Participants must be over 16 years of age
- Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times
- Please become a State Library member and register for a State Library, Edge account before you arrive. You will need an account to borrow from State Library, as well as complete the induction, assessment and make bookings for the equipment

- Concession prices are for holders of: Student Card, Pension Card, Health Care Card. Please be aware that you will have to show your card when you turn up for the session, if card can not be produced you will have to pay the extra amount of the general admission costs.

Before you book, please read our FAQ. You’ll find answers to age restrictions, what to bring, what to do if you’re running late, refunds and more. For more detailed information, please refer to our Booking Terms and Conditions.

To find out more about what’s on offer at The Edge, read up on our Fabrication Lab and community makerspace.

Please be advised that your financial institution may incur an additional processing fee. Cancellations will be accepted up to 7 days prior to event commencement. State Library films, records and photographs events for use in marketing and communications. If you do not wish to be filmed, recorded or photographed please advise our staff upon your arrival.

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