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CNC: Cutting 3D Clipart
By George Vondriska on February 4, 2021

3D clipart is a wonderful way to enhance your CNC work. With the correct choice of toolpath and bits you can easily get incredibly detailed results.

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Creating a Lithophane with a CNC
By George Vondriska on January 13, 2021

Lithophanes are amazing! What is a lithophane? It’s an etched or carved piece that only shows an image when it’s back lit. In this case, the carving...

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CNC Project - Spread Some Holiday Joy
By George Vondriska on December 10, 2020

Here’s a great CNC router project you can still kick out in time for the holidays. These are great stocking stuffers, and easy to batch out.

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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 Tool...

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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 over...

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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 doing...

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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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