Category: CNC – Tips, Tricks and Articles | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Improve Your CNC: Introducing Grids Video: How I use a grid system to make digital woodworking easier CNCs are wonderful machines. For woodworkers who want to combine traditional woodworking with [...]

What Is the CNC Home Position?

Teaching is a two-way street. It’s not just for students. As an instructor, you get to peek into the many different ways students use their tools. Since one of the things I teach is digital [...]

Digital Tools Have A Lot in Common

There’s a funny thing about digital tools that use Cartesian coordinate and movement systems — these are tools that operate in three-dimensional space. Though digital tools may look different, [...]

The CNC Home Position

I need to cover a few CNC basics so, bear with me. There’s a big payoff coming. Most current CNCs have a startup routine where the machine goes to the extents of each axis, does a little dance [...]

Winners of the Ugly Tape Contest

May the worst tape win It did. A few weeks ago, the Popular Woodworking editors and I thought it would be fun to have a little contest for readers of this blog. Being a bit of an obsessive when [...]

The Ugly Tape Measure Contest

If you’ve got the worst of the worst, we’ll send you the best of the best. My Popular Woodworking blog series about measuring tools, squares, and tapes we use: “Precision Instruments” [...]

Win an X-Carve CNC from Inventables

Inventables is hosting a contest for aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs. Their CNC, the X-Carve, has been a go-to machine for many startups and hobbyists for years. It’s great to see them [...]


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