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  • Shaper Origin: A Handheld CNC Router?

    The Shaper Origin has been in the marketplace for some time now. It’s a very unique and interesting tool. It looks like a hand-held router, but acts like a CNC router. We want to help you understand how the Origin works so you can decide if this tool would be a good addition to your…

  • ShopBot’s New Edge Clamp Joinery Jig

    We commonly think of CNC routers as 2D platforms. Our work is mounted horizontally on the spoilboard and the CNC work is done on the face. ShopBot’s new Edge Clamp Joinery Jig changes that. Here’s what it’s all about. What it does The jig changes the CNC playing field by allowing you to mount boards…

  • CNC 3D Machine Carving

    A wide array of amazing 3D clipart is available. 3D clipart, and the resulting carvings, will add a unique touch to your woodworking projects. If you don’t like sanding (and who does?) make sure you do these carvings with the right bits to ensure the best cut quality. 3D clipart If you don’t have the…

  • Stop and Restart Your CNC Tool Path

    There are times when you can’t allow a CNC tool path to run completely from start to finish. Some CNC toolpaths, like 3D carvings, have exceptionally long run times. It’s also possible that you simply get called away from your shop and have to stop running your CNC mid-toolpath. Please don’t leave your CNC router…

  • Make a Clock From a Vinyl Record

    Have you ever wanted to make a clock in your shop but couldn’t come up with a creative idea to set your clock apart? Here’s an idea for you, provided that you have access to a CNC machine. If you want to make a clock on a CNC, how about starting with a vinyl LP…

  • Power Carve a Bowl

    The Arbortech Power Carving unit is a lot of fun to use. It’s similar to an angle grinder, but specifically set up for power carving. It can be used with cutters or with a sanding disc, and it’s got variable speed. It also has a leveling shroud, with dust collection, and an additional shroud that…

  • Locked Rabbets on a Table Saw

    If you want a simple but extremely strong way to build drawers or other types of boxes, the locked rabbet joint will be a good member to add to your joinery arsenal. The joint is simple to make because it uses careful placement of a rabbet and a dado that can be milled using a…

  • CNC Tips: Engraving Glass Block

    When we think of CNC routers we primarily think of cutting mainstream materials like wood or even plastic. But CNC routers have LOTS more versatility than that. In this case, we’re going to use the machine to engrave a glass block. What does the cutting? The work is done with a diamond drag. It’s a…

  • Turn and Carve a Spouted Bowl

    This sweet little spouted bowl with handle will be a fun skill-building project, taking your bowl turning skills and adding a bit of flair by incorporating some basic carving techniques using a die grinder and rasps. For the carving purist, traditional carving tools can be used as a substitute, making for a more serene creative process.

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  • Upgraded Safety for an Older Table Saw – Introducing Shark Guard

    If you have ever operated a table saw without proper safety equipment in place due to the quality (or lack thereof) of your stock blade guard, or the hassle of installing and removing it, then the Shark Guard after market blade guard might be of interest to you. The Shark Guard provides a manual riving knife, a high-quality Lexan blade guard, and customizable dust collection to virtual any table saw.

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