George Vondriska

Benchtop CNC: The Next Level + DVD

George Vondriska
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Benchtop CNC: The Next Level + DVD
  • In-depth Instruction; over 118 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $49.99
7 Lessons
1  hrs 58  mins

Benchtop CNC routers are quickly becoming a mainstream tool in many shops. This class will make sure you’re getting everything you can out of this amazing machine while teaching you many new skills.

We’re going into this class with the assumption that you have basic CNC router skills. Prior to taking this class you should be comfortable with:

  • Zeroing the X, Y and Z axes
  • Locating your work on the spoilboard
  • Securing your work to the spoilboard
  • Basic design work in VCarve
  • Basic toolpathing in VCarve

If you feel you’re a little short on any of these topics you should take our Benchtop CNC Fundamentals class before taking this class.

Ready to go to the next level? You’ll learn about:

  • Your spoilboard: Repair, routine maintenance, flycutting
  • Your post processor: Making VCarve life a little easier by hiding the many post processors you don’t need
  • Making multiples: How to easily get project blanks on and off your CNC with repeatability
  • 3D clipart: Roughing pass, finishing pass, bit selection
  • Adding text to 3D surfaces: Bending text and conforming it to the surface
  • Finger joints: Joint layout, optimizing the fit
  • Inlay: Duplicating shapes and fitting one part into another

In addition to the detailed video instruction, this class provides you with some downloadable resources and helpful information to print and keep, including a detailed Class Guide you can follow and use as a reminder for the key points of the class, and a Resources document that will give you information on the products you’ll see in class.

If you’re ready to take the next step in building your woodworking skills, this is the class for you.

NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your WWGOA Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.

George Vondriska

George Vondriska is the Editor in Chief here at Woodworkers Guild of America and has been sharing his woodworking expertise since 1986. Apart from conducting classes at his renowned Vondriska Woodworks School, George's passion for teaching has taken him to woodworking shows nationwide and has led him to teach woodworking for prestigious organizations such as Peace Corps/Swaziland, Andersen Window, Northwest Airlines, and the Pentagon. With a wealth of published magazine articles under his belt, encompassing tool reviews and shop improvement projects, George's knowledge and skills continue to inspire woodworkers every day. To discover more about him and his school, visit

George Vondriska

Bonus materials available after purchase

Benchtop CNC: The Next Level + DVD Purchase this class for $49.99.