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What router to use for a homemade routertable?

I think you may be misunderstanding what a CNC motor is. The CNC motors are stepper motors, and they can be precisely directed to move the X, Y, and Z axes of a CNC machine They need the appropriate ...
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How to go about cutting more "organic" shapes out of wood without machines like a CNC

Lamination FTW If the chair were a different type I'd have suggested solid wood (note: grain must go horizontally), but not for one like this. Laminating up a curved plywood back is the way to go here ...
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Building a wooden arcade stick case

When drilling screw holes for acrylic should I make it slightly larger than the actual diameter of the screw hole so that it does not crack? Very much yes. You're not drilling pilot holes here, you'...
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How to go about cutting more "organic" shapes out of wood without machines like a CNC

If the back is curved, I would suggest laminating layers of bending plywood over a form to get that curve, then trim to the oval shape with bandsaw/saber saw/handsaw, a trifle oversize, then file/...
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using one application for design and milling wood project with CNC

It would appear that you are agreeable to learning new software. One product pops into my alleged mind when you ask for a "do it all" type of program. Fusion 360 is free for students, hobbyists and ...
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Creating a hollow, seamless box; CNC needed?

How seamless does this need to be? Cuts along the wood's grain can often be glued back together almost undetectably, if you're careful. Bent lamination could be done, but the connection to face and ...
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Cheap Surfacing Bit and Quality Carbide Cutters

I'm not one that has ever subscribed to "you get what you pay for" or "cheap or good, pick one" as being truisms and the basis of reliable buying principles. Although of course ...
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How to make a toy figure as seen in picture?

Coping saw. But you don't want to do it by hand. Scroll saw. A powered version of the coping saw. Router and template. While a CNC router is nice, it's a bit pricey, where a simple 1/4" collet ...
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Using tape to thicken shank of the endmill/rotary bit/drill

That sounds like a good way to get yourself seriously hurt. There is no way Tape can handle the forces generated nor the heat from spinning at 32000 rpm. There is a reason they are steel shanks. ...
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Advice on narrow CNC angles

I am assuming by CNC machine, you mean a router. The blue line section that is horizontal will be a regular 90 degree cut. The sections of the blue line that are on the curves will have an ...
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Building a wooden arcade stick case

When drilling screw holes for acrylic should I make it slightly larger than the actual diameter of the screw hole so that it does not crack? If you're planning to have the screws thread into the ...
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Looking for a type of vise that would fit on a cnc table

There are a variety of options out there similar to what you are describing. These are the first two that come to mind: Rockler Hold Down Clamp Bessey Hold Down
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What router to use for a homemade routertable?

For a router table, light weight is not an advantage; more power is. (When handheld, the equation may or may not go the other way depending on what you are doing. Which is the reason, other than price,...
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Building a wooden arcade stick case

I am trying to minimise screws showing. The approach shown by the red screws in your diagram will be visible even if you counterbore and plug. Furniture block joint An alternative is to use battens ...
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Building a wooden arcade stick case

The other answers seem to have covered your main questions, but there's something you may not have considered - if the boards are to be cut by CNC router then you will not get sharp internal corners (...
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Looking for a type of vise that would fit on a cnc table

The obvious thought would be to clamp a clamp to the table -- perhaps a small wooden handscrew clamp, or something homebrewed from threaded rod or from bolts and threaded inserts. Presumably you ...
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Can I use a CNC router bit specified for metal on wood?

Our engineers sometimes do this, usually testing the stability of the spindle and the fuselage, but not too long, and the original drill bit can be used for very thin aluminum panels. For environments ...
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How to go about cutting more "organic" shapes out of wood without machines like a CNC

You can create the outer shape by making a template for the back, cutting the workpiece to rough shape with the saw of your choice (probably bandsaw or jigsaw if using power tools), and using a router ...
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The best way to cut small square holes and shallow rebate in chipboard?

A CNC is definitely overkill here. You can use a drill or drill press to remove the bulk of waste, then use chisels to square up the hole and clean up the corners. Then use the chisel to score and ...
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The optimum passes for cutting plywood with CNC

My boss had a Biesse Rover big-iron cantilever. It could cut 3/4 poplar-core ply in one pass using a 3/8" two-flute solid carbide compression bit. RPM was 20,000 at 19 meters/min, conventional ...
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The optimum passes for cutting plywood with CNC

Honestly, there are too many variables to give a simple answer. Some things which affect your optimal cut depth: Spindle speed (RPM) Feed rate Tool geometry* Tool material Tool diameter Wood type** ...
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How to make a toy figure as seen in picture?

There's also the bandsaw. The scrollsaw has the advantage of being able to start in a hole in the middle of the work, but in this case it looks like you only need to cut the outline. (I'm assuming the ...
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How can I get this effect with resin inlay?

Disclaimer: I've never done this before. I've never worked with inlay or resin, either. This answer is based solely on intuition. Use your CNC machine to rout out the full size of the blue letters ...
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Looking for advice on effective soundproofing of basement workshop

The basics of sound proofing are (as I understand it from reading through questions tagged "sound-proofing" at Home Improvement): Physical separation Noise on one side of a wall will ...
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CNC Router square internal corners

You didn't state if this is molded from one piece of material (ie. a tree trunk) First a direct answer to your question of cutting a "square" with a CNC router: The closest thing you can get is to ...
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CNC router bit to cut french cleat?

Found these bits on Amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Degree-Straight-Shank-Dovetail-Cutter/dp/B01JUDP12E/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=dovetail+bit+45+degree&qid=1556519761&s=gateway&sr=8-7 Little bit ...
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CNC router bit to cut french cleat?

You want a 45 degree inverted chamfer bit. Many of these will have a bearing on the bottom - this will be removable, but there might still be a nub that keeps it from cutting flush. Maybe you could ...
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Are CNC mills as good as human wood carvers?

To do these chair legs you would need a large mill with rotary table to carve the legs on all sides $$$$. The mill uses a circular cutter which will leave rounded corners. Freeman earlier said it ...
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What spiral bit cutting diameter to cut 1 inch wide pocket into hardwood using CNC router

I don't think it makes much difference. If you have a smaller cutter you can move the cutter faster; if you have a larger cutter you will have to move it slower. The limiting factor is how fast the ...
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Square corners in CNC-cut plywood

will it be easy to cut the square inner corners manually afterwards with enough precision for the parts to match? Yes. This sort of trimming is a trivial job (a couple of minutes) and can be done ...
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