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Stepper Motor Mounts – How To Make Your Own CNC Milling Machine

Stepper Motor Mounts How To Make Your Own CNC Milling Machine Part 4   The next phase of my journey in how to make your own CNC milling machine I needed to figure out how to deal with the stepper motors. Making the stepper motor mounts requires a balance between rigidity, adjust-ability and accessibility. About […]

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MAKE TOOLPATHS Part 6 We now have created all the vectors we will need to complete the CNC sign project. The next step is to make toolpaths for each router bit. When we imported the PhotoVCarve toolpath it also created a Toolpath file under the toolpath tab (to the right of your screen) so we […]

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CNC Sign Projects – Sign Layout With Vectric Aspire

Part 5 This time we will discuss how to create the rest of the CNC Sign layout using Vectric Aspire. In part 4 of the CNC Sign Projects series we talked about creating Photo realistic Vcarvings using Vectric PhotoVCarve.   Vectric Aspire is the flagship of the Vectric line of products. Aspire will allow you […]

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You Can Never Have too Many Clamps

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY CLAMPS – THE C.R.A.P. Factor There is no such thing as too many clamps. Clamps are needed in almost every woodworking project. There are many types of clamps. Parallel jaw clamps, cauls, quick grip clamps. Pipe clamps, Uncle Fester (hand screw) clamps. Right angle clamps, pocket hole clamps. The […]

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Students Make a CNC Router Table

  Makermasters helped Students make a CNC Router table. I (Bill Griggs) was invited to advise the S.U.N.Y. Morrisville Mechanical Engineering Technology programs Capstone Project. The Capstone projects assignment was to design and build a CNC Router table for manufacture. The M.E.T. program focuses on Engineering with an eye towards manufacturing. Students

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