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Desktop CNC Router Pattern Cutting for the Home Workshop

As they come down in price CNC routers are starting to make their way into homes, our expert details their possible uses in home workshops.


pocket NC FR4 machine shield is a desktop CNC router assembled from a single sheet of PCB

Makesmith CNC- The Cheapest Desktop CNC Router


CNC Router by baskarz -- Here's my little desktop cnc i built a few years back. I was on a fairly tight budget so it had be cheap but also reasonably rigid as i wanted to machine aluminium. Frame is recycled 32mm square steel tubing with the gantry a piece of scrap rectangular alloy tube from the boatbuilders (the guys there are awesome, they let me scrounge through their alloy scrap bin for nix! always pickup nice slabs of alloy from 8mm thick up to 25mm thick and everywhere in between…


CNC Class

In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to know to design and create your own CNC cut projects, whether or not you’ve got access to a CNC router. We'll cover cutting flat panels for flat-pack furniture, carving complex 3D forms, desktop CNC mill operation, CNC router operation, design principals and techniques, and how to get your designs out of the computer and onto a CNC machine.