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5 Intermediate CNC Router Projects

If you’re a hobbyist and you’re looking for some intermediate projects to work on with your CNC router, here are some ideas to inspire you. Poppins Umbrella Stand This decorative umbrella stand is made from 19 cut pieces that slot together to form the stand. You can customize the design by staining, painting or carving a decorative finish. This is not a complicated product and the end ...   Read More

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What Is The Best CNC Router For Home Projects

Whatever type of material you choose to work with, a CNC router has a broad range of applications when it comes to home projects. Whichever material you choose a CNC will have the same benefits; the main ones being superior automation and efficiency. Another major benefit of this technology is the high level of accuracy and ability to repeat specifications. That means that once your ...   Read More

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Choosing The Right Router Bit For Woodworking

Get to know your bits: A CNC router bit is important because it will determine the type of carving that you do, the resolution of the finished piece and how fast your router can move through the wood. For standard CNC routing, bits come in a range of diameters from pinpoint to more than an inch. Different types of bit include fluted end mills, v-groove bits and ballnose end ...   Read More

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CNC Routers Perfect for Holiday Carvings

The Stinger I CNC router is perfect for the home hobbyist, especially when it comes to making holiday carvings. The Stinger is very affordable and is a conveniently sized bench top router. In spite of its size, this router is incredibly reliable and durable. It has a welded steel frame and top notch Hiwin rails and bearings. It comes with a control PC that runs Windows 7 PRO and has a 19” ...   Read More

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What Is A Chip Rate?

Getting the right feeds and speeds for your CNC router is crucial to running your machine at optimum efficiency. Before you set up a file for cutting, there are a number of parameters that you need to consider in order to achieve the accuracy and finish you desire. Chipload is one of the most important factors in the equation. Chipload refers to the thickness of the chip that is cut ...   Read More

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How Much Space Is Needed For a Stinger III?

If you are looking for an industrial grade CNC router that is affordable, the Stinger III is an excellent choice. The rigid steel frame and quality precision bearings mean that this machine performs with a smooth travel, even at the highest speeds. You will notice right away how the open table design enables the operator to have unrestricted access from multiple sides of the router, ...   Read More

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Knowing the Difference between Fishtail, Ballnose and V...

If you’re preparing to use your CNC machine for some milling projects, the first thing you need to do is buy some good cutting tools. To start out with, you will need a set of reliable cutters for a reasonable price. If you are a newcomer to milling, it’s best to start out with end mills made from high speed steel (HSS) to begin with, as they are less costly and more ...   Read More

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What Does Center Cutting Mean

CNC milling is a process which is similar to drilling and cutting in that like drilling, it uses a rotating cutting tool. It differs from drilling in that the milling machine cutter is able to move within multiple axes, allowing it to create a wide range of holes, slots and shapes. CNC milling machines are very versatile and enable the production of complex shapes that would be virtually ...   Read More

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What is a Downcut End Mill?

If you’re new to CNC routing, you may be a little confused by the wide range of end mills. They come in many different shapes and geometries and are also made of different materials. It makes sense to familiarize yourself with the different types so that you get just the right one for the project you’re working on. Types of End Mill End mills typically have three types of end ...   Read More