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7 CNC Fixturing Tips for a Small Shop

If you have small delicate material or large objects without flat surfaces, you can still get a good grip for your CNC with the right fixturing.
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Mill an Elegant Inductive Phone Charger

An inductive charger can make charging your phone as effortless as putting it down. CNC a wooden block to house an inductive Qi charger for your phone.
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CNC Your Own Star Wars AT-AT

The AT-ATrinket is a functional and decorative Star Wars AT-AT-shaped box cut from MDF using a CNC router.
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Your School Could Win a CNC Carving Machine from Inventables

Last year, Inventables held a contest to give a CNC carving machine to a public makerspace in every state in The United States of America. At National Maker Faire, Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan announced that they will be at it again. This year, instea…

Skill Builder: 10 Questions to Ask Before Renting Time on a CNC Mill

If you’re like most of us, you probably don’t own an expensive CNC mill in your garage. In many parts of the country, one isn’t that far away. To use one, you’re likely going to have to rent time on it. Make every minute of time in front of th…

Othermill Manufacturing Stays Close to Home

It takes a village to make the Othermill desktop CNC mill, but despite current trends offshore, that village is based in the San Francisco Bay Area instead of Chinese manufacturing hotbed Shenzhen.
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Fun Things to CNC: Disco Ball, Hummingbird, and Millennium Falcon

Chocolate Millennium Falcons? Yes please. We asked our friends at Other Machine Co. for fun projects they like to make with their new Othermill, a desktop CNC mill for cutting circuit boards and other small projects. Here’s what they’re ma…

The Skinny on End Mills

Interested in CNC routing but clueless about tooling? Can’t tell an end mill from a drill bit? Here’s an overview of end mill anatomy, some basic cutter types, and tips on how to choose the correct tooling for basic wood or plastic jobs. Drill Bits…

CNC At Home: Machining Aluminum with a Tormach PCNC 1100

This “day in the life” tutorial video explores machining an aluminum plate from start to finish!Read more on MAKE

Motion Control for the Masses: The TinyG Story

TinyG offers industrial-grade motion control that’s accessible to casual users while still powerful enough for pros.Read more on MAKE