• 17:59

    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…

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  • 4:25

    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…

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  • 17:02

    Cutting Mortises On Your CNC

    There are many types of joinery that can be used in woodworking; dovetails, splines, butt joints, miters, finger joints, dados, biscuits, mortise and tenon, and others. Of all the woodworking joints, both historical and modern, mortise and tenon joints have been the workhorse of furniture construction joinery for centuries. Cutting mortises is one of those…

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  • 3:13

    How to Remove CNC Tabs

    When you want to automate production and bring some precision to a project, nothing beats CNC technology. The world of CNC is exploding these days in a very positive way to bring a spectrum of innovative and economical solutions to production shops as well as hobbyists. While CNC routers can automate many of the tasks…

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  • 8:29

    CNC Training Tips for Lining Up Your Machine

    Benchtop CNC machines seem to be catching the attention of woodworkers everywhere, both professional and hobbyists. The new wave of CNC machine products that has hit the market in recent years brings an incredible amount of capability, with exceptional precision and capacity. Even with the incredible level of automation that these machines bring, however, there…

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  • 2:56

    CNC Setup Tip – Use a Laser Boresight for Centering

    CNC projects are commonly laid out on the computer relative to an XY origin on the board you’ll be cutting. When you bring the project to the CNC, the machine needs to be zeroed precisely where the XY origin is on the board. Here’s a great tip for simplifying zeroing your X and Y axes,…

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  • What is a CNC Machine & How is it Used?
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    CNC Overview: What is a CNC Machine & How is it Used?

    With CNC machines hitting the woodworking tool marketplace in a big way, you may be wondering what is a CNC Machine? Here’s an overview for you to help you understand what the deal is with CNC. What drives the machine? The first step is programming on a computer. Don’t sweat the programming too much. In…

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  • 47:29

    Make an Oval Box and Textured Lid with a CNC

    The oval box project taught in this video is a great CNC project. You’ll learn how to create an oval (which is really easy to do with software). The wall thickness of the box is created with an offset function, and we’ll transfer the oval used for the base of the box to the lid,…

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  • 33:16

    Engraving Letters and Artwork with a CNC Router

    A CNC router provides a great way to do precise engraving of letters and artwork. Getting everything to look great involves properly handling the artwork, and correctly setting up the engraving tool path. Importing clip art You can engrave almost any piece of clip art that you find on the web. Importing your clip art…

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