In-depth with Shaper Origin

  Every now and then, a new tool hits the marketplace that changes the way we work. In the last decade or so, CNC routers have been one of those tools. Love them, hate them … want one, [...]

Feeds & Speeds for CNC Routers

Understanding the importance of chip load calculations. If you have spent time using handheld routers then you have developed an intuitive sense for what is the ideal feed rate and speed for the [...]

Router Carving

Ready-to-carve 3D images make it easy to produce finished machine carvings or hand tool ready roughouts. Creating stunning carved woodwork has never been easier with a CNC router. Think of all [...]

CNC the Maker Workstation

Build a modern workbench using digital woodworking tools The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base •  Furniture & Accessories • CNC Instructions If you’re a CNC [...]

Building the Maker Workstation Base

One Workstation. Two Bases to Choose From The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base • Furniture & Accessories • CNC Instructions When designing the maker [...]

Building the Maker Workstation Top

A Hybrid Construction Method that Imitates a CNC The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base • Furniture & Accessories • CNC Instructions This the first of five [...]

The Maker Workstation

A modern workbench system Project #2109 • Skill Level: Beginner • Time: 1 Week • Cost: $400 The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base • Furniture & Accessories • [...]

Mill Brass & Aluminum with a CNC Router

Add a new dimension to your woodworking skills. With the right techniques and tooling your CNC router can mill brass and aluminum with dependability, accuracy and consistency. Milling these [...]

X-Carve Pro Review

Compact CNC with Pro Features Tool: X-Carve Pro Buy Now Manufacturer: Inventables MSRP: $9, 995(4×2)  $11,995 (4×4) Inventables made a big splash with their affordable [...]

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