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Adding Fonts To VCarve Pro
By George Vondriska on August 4, 2021

Computers inherently come with a lot of fonts, but if you get into a specialized project you might find that VCarve Pro doesn’t have the font you...

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CNC: Stop and Restart a Toolpath
By George Vondriska on March 10, 2021

Sometimes, in CNC router work, you have to stop a toolpath in mid-path. It could be that you’re called away from the machine, or that the run time...

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Introducing the Newest Addition to the Lineup: The PL 12|20 Laser Cutter
By Laguna Tools on December 8, 2020

Laguna Tools has been providing the woodworking industry with innovative machinery since 1983. With an already outstanding lineup of automated,...

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Finger Joints on your CNC Router
By George Vondriska on November 17, 2020

Did you know you can cut finger joints on your CNC router? Here’s what you need to know to make this joint.

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Onion Skinning for Small Parts on Your CNC
By George Vondriska on November 10, 2020

Onion skinning, leaving a paper-thin bit of material at the bottom of a profile cut, is a great way to keep small parts secure on a CNC router.

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CNC: Using a Point Roundover Bit
By George Vondriska on November 3, 2020

If you’ve ever used a hand-held router or router table you’re probably familiar with roundover bits. They’re great for easing the edges on your...

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VCarve Pro: Importing Router Bit Profiles
By George Vondriska on October 27, 2020

Are you using VCarve Pro to design and toolpath your CNC projects? Let’s look at how you can easily import and add router bits to the software’s...

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Zero In On Your Origin
By George Vondriska on October 15, 2020

You may have had this experience on your CNC router; you’ve determined the XY origin for your project, and you need to get the spindle directly...

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CNC Hold Down Methods
By George Vondriska on October 13, 2020

When you use a hand-held router for your woodworking you get constant feedback on what’s happening. When you “rout” with a CNC, the machine is...

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CNC: Same design, different toolpaths, different look
By George Vondriska on October 1, 2020

A really interesting aspect of doing CNC work is creating a design, and then experimenting with different toolpaths to get different results.

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