Inlays present several challenges for digital woodworkers. CNCing them involves choices in speed, depth of cut, bit choices and offset strategies. Recently, I helped a friend on Mother of Pearl inlay project and I just uploaded the story and a YouTube video on the topic at my blog at Popular Woodworking Magazine. For the story and video, just click here
There are a lot of great CNC projects that use plywood. From plywood furniture to shop projects, plywood is a great medium for CNC machining. The challenges are plywood thickness varies all over the map and getting a good fit, particularly on plywood joints is tricky. I’ve found that making a precision plywood thickness gauge solves both problems.
Popular Woodworking Magazine just published my article on making the plywood thickness tester. If you can’t wait, I’ve posted the files in my download area and published a video on YouTube. The files are free. Just visit the free download area for access.
Second workshop added. On June 8-9th, I’ll hold an exclusive two-day class for 2-4 students in my shop. We’ll cover basics, beyond the basics and advanced techniques in Digital Woodworking. Here’s the Class Syllabus and Schedule. Contact Tim for more information.
On April 27-28th, I’ll hold an exclusive two-day class for 2-4 students in my shop. We’ll cover basics, beyond the basics and advanced techniques in Digital Woodworking. The syllabus and schedule will be coming soon. Contact Tim for more information.
Recently, I spent time with the Shaper Tools Origin. It’s a hand-held CNC. At first glance it’s router that thinks it’s a CNC. Or, maybe the other way around. Either way you look at it, it really works. A remarkable tool, well executed with serious possibilities for creatives and room to grow and enhance for the developer . For my Popular Woodworking Magazine, click here.