Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'cnc'

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I decided to cut some grass!

11-06-2018 11:18 PM by oldnovice | 9 comments »

This did qualify as a wood project because it is bamboo flooring and bamboo is not wood, it’s a grassI cut this out of left over flooring that Fernando, a head nurse, gave me to play with and, as I really didn’t have any play time I made this for him. It didn’t cut too bad but not nearly as clean as wood!The finish on the very too layer is extremely thin and it was difficult to not have any chip out. The lettering and border were cut with an Onsrud 1/8” tapered (...

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Bee Hives

10-22-2018 01:26 PM by beefoundstl | 1 comment »

Hello LumberJocks! I’m wondering if anyone can help me out with a project I’m working on. I founded Bee Found, a nonprofit designed to give free bees, hives and mentorship to veterans with PTSD. I had to suspend operations this year due to a deployment (i’m in the National Guard) but I’m currently doing research for when I return. I’m looking for a CNC machine that can create all aspects of a beehive, but while also a good value. As a new nonprofit, we don&...

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My CNC Adventure #1: The X Carve was a good start

06-26-2018 07:53 PM by JWags | 3 comments »

It’s been a long time since I posted. Since my last post, I’ve moved and gone from a half a 2 car garage shop to a 38×32 foot detached and heated shop. The home we moved into was owned by a custom kitchen cabinet maker – who worked this shop full time. I feel very fortunate having this space. I’ve documented setting up shop there on my YouTube channel: The actual shop move in video is:

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Project design visualization

05-08-2018 04:04 AM by OG51 | 5 comments »

We are living in a technological wondrous time. You hit buttons on machines and art pieces make themselves. In the old days I would put pencil to paper and sketch out a rough drawing and then pull out graph paper and start drawing my plans. Always tiny little gotchas where I failed to account for a piece part sticking out here or there. Today we can just spin up the squirrels in the ole’ computer and start digitally visualizing projects. And it only takes months to years to learn ...

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12x8 Shed #2: "Snow-Day" Gusset Plate Add-On

01-17-2018 07:18 PM by r33tc0w | 0 comments »

Well, NOLA froze over and the city shut down til about 10am today, figured I’d go in to the office to get some work done. However, the interwebs went down in the area and the guy who runs our printers helped me cut some gusset plates for the rafters out of some scrap 1/2” sign-grade plywood.I drew up the piece in sketchup which he translated in to Illustrator for the route path Tossed it up on the CNC And voila CNC is woodworking, just a different kind ;)

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Adventures in CNC routing #3: Designing a mancala board

12-19-2017 11:07 AM by Tooch | 12 comments »

I was recently introduced to the game “Mancala”, and thought the board would be something fun to try and produce. About 2 weeks after that I was reading an article about making simple board games (including Mancala) using templates on the router table and thought, this looks like something I could even do on the CNC. I began with trying to create the basic plan based on other dimensions that I had seen online. It calls for 12 smaller, normally circular, pockets, and 2 larger p...

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CNC router build #1: CNC router plans and back story

11-29-2017 09:14 PM by Mainiac Matt | 7 comments »

Hi all, After years of planning and several different design variations… all with a tight budget in mind, I am finally building a CNC gantry robot. I have been an active dumpster diver at work for linear motion and electrical components replaced on existing machinery, or salvaged off of scrapped machinery. But I could never get to the point where I could build the machine I wanted within the puny budget I had. However, I finally pitched this project successfully to my boss at wo...

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Adventures in CNC routing #1: Honey-do sign test #1

11-05-2017 02:40 PM by Tooch | 5 comments »

Last year I purchased a CNC machine for our school, but didn’t really get passed some basic stuff with the stock files that came with it. I recently decided that I wanted the kids to get more exposure with it, but I first had to teach myself. I gotta tell ya, some people think creating things with a CNC machine is easy, but that is certainly not the case. I’m finding that it is a different kind of “hard”, with lots of time being spent setting up the files, creating ...

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Mirock's Workshop Time Laps #1: Tool-pulling Long Wall Side Table

06-04-2017 07:02 PM by mirock | 7 comments »

Hello guys. I brought to my shop new machine and deficite of place become more perceptible. I was thinking about conception of my workspace and understand I was wrong with this table. I’ve came to idea that it is absolutely useless as worktable. All work anyway occured on central worktable and these tables always turned to tool storage…not so convenient storage. All this could be kept on shelves and wallholders but step by step tools migrate to table and lay there...

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$350 CNC Cutting Machine

05-23-2017 10:42 AM by steliart | 10 comments »

Always like to watch out for new innovating solutions on woodworking tools etc. and I find this to be an interesting one so I am sharing it with you especially since this is an open source idea.It’s all about a vertical CNC cutting machine which is affordable and space saving called Maslow. Hope at least you find it interesting as I did… watch the video on the below link and also I included a link for more info on the machine. Have fun !!!

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