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 [...]

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 • [...]

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 [...]

A Modern Parametric Bench

Spine and rib construction is key to this design. Project #1924 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 4 Days • Cost: $200 Thanks to advanced design tools, an entirely new category of modern [...]

Laser-Cut Holiday Card Stand

While enjoying a leisurely lunch the Sunday before Christmas, it hit me. Something was missing. Nope, it wasn’t the usual holiday panic — a forgotten gift or missed greeting card, but an urge for [...]

Star Wars: Wood Episode I

A New Lightsaber Walking Stick Not long ago, in a small workshop far, far away… It was a period of unrest in the woodworking world. With new technologies entering a galaxy of century-old [...]

Parametric Bench Project Tips

In the December 2019 Popular Woodworking article: “A Modern Parametric Bench”, I showed how any woodworker could build the project. Over the next few blog posts, I’ll get into [...]

Precision for Every Woodworker

Part Three: Design Read: Part 1 • Part 2 Though digital woodworking tools may be different and the scales are finer, the importance of precision is the same for every woodworker. If you’re [...]

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