WWGOA Live: All About CNC

Thanks to all the folks who joined us for the CNC Live Stream. If you missed it, no problem, you can watch it here. We talked about CNC machines in general and the jargon associated with them, different approaches for making signs, working with material besides wood on the CNC, and router bit selection. Lots of great info.

Thanks to our friends at Iconic CNC and Amana Tool for providing you with this free event.



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34 Responses to “WWGOA Live: All About CNC”
  1. Nick Carter

    Looking forward to learning more. I have an Axiom CNC per you recommendation and I love it. Thanks!

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  2. Richard

    What is a good entry level cnc machine under 300. I really want one but can’t afford the heavy hitters for now

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  3. Dick Simmons

    I like to apply a finish like poly or shellac and then cut and then paint in the cuts. Acrylic paint wipes right off. Then I apply more finish.

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  4. nexgen91

    I have a question though, I have not tried it before but can you CNC wood that is glue together?

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  5. Daves

    I have seen you use 2 or 3 different ear protection device’s. Which do you feel is the best. I saw a short video clip of you using a spray to protect your table saw miter gauge, and rip fence. What is the product

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    • George Vondriska

      Lots of good ones out there. Depends on your budget. I advise taking a class if you can, which should give you the opportunity to use a machine before purchasing.

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    • George Vondriska

      Nothing wrong with fluid cooled, as long as you remember to turn on the pump. Air cooled, of course, that isn’t an issue.

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  6. Patrick

    Are consumer grade CNC CAM packages smart enough to know to use a large bit for roughing out the design then switch to a finer (or progressively finer) bit?

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    • George Vondriska

      I use VCarve Pro software. It specifically separates the roughing pass from the finish pass, and allows for the bit change in between.

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  7. Richard

    George can I laminate different species of boards in order to contrast my lettering by cutting through the top species to the species on the bottom?

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    • George Vondriska

      Yep, great idea. I’ve done this a lot with veneer. Maple veneer, for instance, on a walnut board. Looks great when you cut through.

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  8. Mark

    We purchased an Axiom for our school, where can I find some good tutorials/lesson plans for CNC work?

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