CNC Router

Weekend Watch: Mike Merzke Shares His “Woodshop Confessions”

Weekend Watch: Mike Merzke Shares His “Woodshop Confessions”

When he’s not serving his country Mike Merzke likes to work in his woodshop, blogging and filming his progress.

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Is This a New X-Carve CNC Machine?

Is This a New X-Carve CNC Machine?

In the back of the Inventables Maker Faire meetup last night, we noticed a different-looking X-Carve CNC machine, with a thicker cross rail and an attached power supply with a new array of control buttons.

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Which of the 3 Types of Routers Should You Use?

Which of the 3 Types of Routers Should You Use?

There are 3 basic types of routers. Knowing your needs will help you pick the right type for your projects.

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Turning Your CNC Machine into a Pen Plotter

Turning Your CNC Machine into a Pen Plotter

A simple wood and plastic adapter that turns a ShopBot into a pen plotter

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Clever Homemade 3D Router Table

Clever Homemade 3D Router Table

A wooden router table that allows for quick drilling, routing, and 2D and 3D milling jobs when a CNC machine is overkill.

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Skill Builder: Learn the Anatomy of CNC Routers

Skill Builder: Learn the Anatomy of CNC Routers

Anatomy of a CNC router For all the attention that 3D printers get in the Maker community, subtractive manufacturing — in this case using a computer numerical control (CNC) router — has a long history of making useful items. Like a 3D printer, it can do its job autonomously, but one should be nearby to […]

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