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  • VCarve Pro: Importing Router Bits

    VCarve Pro is one of the most versatile software platforms on the market for controlling CNC machines, with more capabilities than most users ever have the opportunity to explore. The application includes a large number of profiles for CNC router bits so that you have the freedom to choose a bit that meets the requirement…

  • 2020 Product Showcase: ShopBot Handibot

    ShopBot’s Handibot is a very cool CNC machine. Unlike lots of other CNC routers, it’s portable. The cutting window in the machine is 6” x 8”, but work can be tiled allowing you to cut any size you want to cut. Text to 3D artwork, this machine has lots of capabilities. Driving the Handibot There…

  • Using Point Roundover Bits

    Point roundover bits provide CNC users the flexibility to add a roundover detail to a project in the same way that traditional router users can. The innovative design of point roundover bits provides the ability to follow along in a narrow CNC tool path. This is different from traditional roundover bits used in handheld routers…

  • 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…