Tips for Starting Your First CNC Router Project


Once you have a CNC machine, and you know how to use it correctly, you will soon be able to craft beautiful pieces relatively quickly. Before you get started, you need to know the necessary steps to CNC routing. Here are some tips to help you.

Design Your Piece

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You have an idea of what you’re going to make. You probably have a few sketches and designs. Now it’s time to design the part in your CAD software. As a beginner, this will help you realize what you need to change in order to make the piece easy to manufacture.

Modify Your Design

Now it’s time to modify your design so that you can manufacture your part easily and cost effectively.

Get Programming

Once you have your modified CAD model, you are ready to create your G-code program.

CNC Set Up

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Before you start making your piece, it’s important to make sure that your machine is all set up and ready to run. Check that you have all the right tools in the changer and the correct g-code program is loaded.


You’re all set to go. Now it’s time to machine the piece.

Quality Check

Check your piece to make sure it meets your intended specifications.

Finish It Up

This part is optional, as your piece may not need any finishing.

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