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Finger Joints on your CNC Router

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Solid Wood Joinery Using a CNC Machine

Joinery is the method that woodworkers use to connect two or more pieces of wood. In its simplest form, it involves merely gluing, nailing, or...

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Nested-Based Manufacturing

Nested-based manufacturing refers to a system used to efficiently produce groups of rectangular and non-symmetrical parts from flat material, such...

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What is a 5-Axis CNC Machine?

Just about everyone associated with manufacturing has heard about 5-axis CNC machines, but it's likely that relatively few of them actually...

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