• 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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  • Benchtop CNC
    7:08

    Introduction to Benchtop CNC

    One of the most popular new woodworking innovations is the benchtop CNC. CNC technology has revolutionized the cabinetmaking industry over the past decade, and now affordable benchtop CNC machines are entering the marketplace at a price point where small shop professionals and hobbyists can take advantage of this technology to perform detailed carving. The possibilities…

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  • CNC Machine Programming Tips
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    CNC Machine Programming Tips

    What does it take to get an idea from inside your head to the router bit in a benchtop CNC machine? It’s not too hard, but there are some tricks that’ll help simplify it. Randy Johnson gives us the skinny on bringing your ideas to life on a CNC.

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  • Do I Need a CNC Machine?
    12:35

    Do I Need a CNC Machine?

    CNC machines are all the rage these days. They offer a lot of capabilities, possibly leaving you wondering if you should consider one for your shop. Here’s a great overview of what benchtop CNC machines can do.

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