Questions tagged [cnc]

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CNC Router square internal corners

We're trying to figure the best way to make a wine rack, if possible with our CNC. It needs to have square corners on the inside, is there any special router bit that can accomplish this? We're making ...
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CNC router bit to cut french cleat?

I'm looking for the name or even a specific bit recommendation that could cut a french cleat angle (45 angle) into a piece of wood. Much like a dovetail bit but at a 45 degree. Do these bits even ...
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Are CNC mills as good as human wood carvers?

How does the work of CNC mills compare to that of a master wood carver? I want to make some furniture with carved wooden legs. The cost of commissioning a master carver to do this work would be pretty ...
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What spiral bit cutting diameter to cut 1 inch wide pocket into hardwood using CNC router

I need to cut 1 inch wide by 5-inch length pockets into various types of hardwood to a depth of 1.5in. My question is how do I pick the cutting diameter of the spiral bit. I understand that probably ...
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Advice on narrow CNC angles

I’d like to cut this with a CNC machine: It will slot into another piece. As you can’t really create internal 90 degree angles with CNC the other piece has 10mm fillets as does this piece - but it ...
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CNC-Vcarve: 45° Bevel on 3/4" Board with 1/2 v-Bit

I'd like to put a 45° bevel (miter) on one edge of a 3/4" board with a 1/2 " 90° V-bit I already own. This seems like it should be possible, but I am having issues 1) figuring out myself; or 2) ...
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Square corners in CNC-cut plywood

I'm thinking about making a workbench out of CNC-cut plywood with the legs as several layers of plywood. I'm thinking about attaching the legs to the skirt (top frame to make rigid or whatever it's ...
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using one application for design and milling wood project with CNC

Here is the full scenario for any project, have failure every time : design 3D model with sketchup measure the size and try to convert it into 2D shapes with some vector applicatins ( like Adobe ...
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How do I duplicate large fretwork, brackets and corbels? Plywood and CNC?

I need to replicate 12 Victorian 1.75 inch thick 2 foot x 4 foot ornate triangular porch brackets, plus some corbels and other details. My idea was to glue 2 or 3 layers of marine grade plywood ...
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The best way to cut small square holes and shallow rebate in chipboard?

I'm building a bar-top arcade game. I have some plans from I Like To Make Stuff which I'm modifying and I'm steadily cutting the necessary pieces etc. I'm upcycling an old desk to make the front panel,...
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Creating a hollow, seamless box; CNC needed?

I'd like to create a seamless box from nice wood, which is hollow and has rounded corners. It should be comparable with the clock on the left, but with rounded corners like on the right. It needs to ...
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How to go about cutting more “organic” shapes out of wood without machines like a CNC

I recently had a friend ask me if I could help him repair some office chairs by replacing the entire back piece with a wooden one as there are some cracks progressively getting worse down the back of ...
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Looking for a type of vise that would fit on a cnc table

We have a CNC machine with an aluminum t-slot table and I'm looking for some type of small vise that could be secured to the table to hold very small work pieces. We have a variety of hold-downs and ...
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What router to use for a homemade routertable?

I'm planning on building my own router table, including a router lift, pivot functionality, fence, and whatnot. so far i have my materials, a pretty solid plan how to do it and the proper amount of ...
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Building a wooden arcade stick case

This is my very first DIY project, I am building an arcade stick: Rubber feet will be attached to those 4 holes. Now I do not have tools for any woodwork at home (will buy once I do start doing more ...
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How do I exclude a cutpath area in VCarve?

I'm using a VCarve and a ShopBot CNC to attempt an excluded area from being milled. Regarding the image below, I can only figure out how to remove the outer area in red, as the green area is in the ...
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Can I use a CNC router bit specified for metal on wood?

Some online shops selling CNC router bits only specify what metals the bit can be used on. Is it safe to assume that if the bit can be used to mill metals that it's safe to use all types of non-...