CNC machines have plenty of moving parts and if we want our routing and LASER cutting to be as good as possible
I tend to prefer to minimise safety risks when I’m using my CNC, and that includes making sure I don’t injure myself
20mm square extruded aluminium section is commonly used for cheap CNC routers, especially for kit versions. So I designed this very simple
Many cheap CNC routers are based on 20mm square extruded aluminium frames, with slots and a hole running along them to attach
It can be quite fiddly fixing down a routing or LASER cutting project onto the bed of a CNC router. It’s even
Mahogany is a wonderful wood with fine, beautiful looking, grain. It’s ideal for any CNC routing project where you want to give
One of the downsides of buying a cheap CNC router is that you’re left to your own devices when it comes to
If you’ve read my other Basswood LASER cutting tests you’ll already know that it’s a great material for use with a low-power
MDF (a.k.a. medium density fibreboard), just like plywood, is a very popular material in LASER cutting circles, largely due to it being
Basswood, like Balsa, is a go-to material for many Maker projects. Unlike Balsa, Basswood is a little lighter and denser and so
If you’ve searched the internet about laserable materials you might have decided that plywood is the most popular sheet material out there.
Sometimes it’s nice to push the boat out and work with a nice (but obviously sustainably produced) hardwood on a special project.
Basswood is one of the most versatile woods I’ve found for CNC routing and low-power LASER cutting. And, when starting out in
Balsa is an amazingly versatile wood widely used in hobby making. If you’ve seen it nowhere else you must have seen many
Christmas is a great excuse for making something fun on a CNC, especially with my 5W LASER attached. So I designed this