A Digital Woodworker’s Diary…

A Digital Woodworker's Diary...

Woodworkers have many choices in how they choose to work. Some prefer hand tools. Others a hybrid combination of hand and power. With new digitally controlled options like CNC routers, laser cutters and other tools, there are even more possibilities to consider. digital.woodworking is an online journal focused on exploring this exciting new world.

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Tweaking the Shapeoko

I did a minor tweak to the Shapeoko XL CNC. Cleaning up wiring, connectors, cable track to keep the dust away. The price of woodworking on a CNC is always lots of dust. I'd like to keep dust off of collections of fine cable, which the Shapeoko has plenty of. So, I covered them up. About 30 minutes with various sizes of split loom cable cover and it's done. I did a review for the December 2017 ...

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Laser Cutters

I've been curious about laser cutters for a long time. Though, some things are similar to CNCs — the X/Y movements, for example, a lot of things are different. For one thing, with fewer parameters to set and control, they are simpler to operate. Most settings have to do with the power needed for a given operation, say engraving or cutting through something. But, thanks to good design they can be ...

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