Always wanted your own CNC? Want to get started in digital woodworking? Here’s your chance. Inventibles is having a contest looking for cool ideas you might have to make use of a CNC. Register to win one of their X-Carve CNCs by March 31, 2018. Feeling lucky?
Open House woodworker tour of my shop in Indianola, WA April 28. 2018
Personalized Introduction to Digital Woodworking, Indianola, WA June 2, 2018. This class will be limited to two to four students and focuses on getting new or intermediate digital woodworkers on the right track. No digital woodworking experience necessary. We’ll discuss options and demonstrate CNCs, CAD and CAM software and much more.
See the events page for more information.
Both processes give you great results but there are clear advantages to using a CNC to cut parts. More accuracy, a better finish and speed are three reasons I prefer a CNC for the task. And, it’s great to walk away to work on other things. To learn more about the two techniques, check out my latest YouTube video…
If you already have a CNC, then you already know what a challenge it is to select the right bit and set the right cutting speed for a given job. On the Popular Woodworking website, I’ve started a series of posts to help you make the right choices when you buy your router bits or CNC mills.
This is a multipart series that will be ongoing. Four articles so far with several more to go.
Here’s a link to the introduction…
There are many types of CNCs (computer numeric control), but for most woodworkers a 3-axis CNC router is the right tool and also the most affordable. The axis are: X, Y and Z. The spindle or router travels along the long axis and on an overhanging gantry for the perpendicular second axis. The third axis is just the up and down movement of the router or spindle takes as it travels along the other two directions. [Read more…] about How do CNCs Work?