• 10:28

    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…

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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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  • 16:01

    Double-sided Sign on a CNC

    One of the great things you can do on a CNC router is a double-sided sign. There are some key points to making this work, and work correctly. – Controlling depth of cut so you don’t cut through when you cut both faces – Controlling the model position in the project when you’re using 3D…

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  • 7:03

    Shopbot Desktop MAX ATC

    I was thrilled to see the ShopBot Desktop MAX ATC CNC router at the 2019 AWFS show. I’m already enthralled by the work that benchtop CNC routers can do. Add ATC to a CNC machine, and you’re really cooking with gas. What’s an ATC? ATC stands for automatic tool changer. Instead of the operator manually…

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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?
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    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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