CNC Projects

I post pictures and information here of my CNC projects, check back every now and then because I will be posting new projects.


2 carved cedar signs.

Here are 2 carved cedar signs I recently made for a customer, I first gave 2 coats of shellac to the bare wood to ensure the paint would not soak into the cedar grain. I then proceeded to carve the signs, after 2 coats of primer followed by 2 coats of white paint, finally used […]

Milling coffee table maple slabs

A co-worker asked if I could mill flat two coffee table maple slabs both sides, I was thinking how am I going to hold the down on the spoilboard. I came up with the idea of making two biscuit slots on each end, which he was going to cut off. I laid the maple slab […]

Spiral Barley Twist

I just finished my first test run making a hollow spiral barley twist post on the recoil, it is made from a 4″x4″ post. I bought the barley twist bit from http://www.magnate.net/index.cfm?eve…roup&theID=240 Total machine time = 17 minutes What I think is really amazing, I machined this with G-Code I wrote myself

Decided to make a new computer station for my CNC

I have been using an old workmate as my ATC workstation, it didn’t look very professorial when the customers came to my workshop. So I decides to make a tall corner cabinet, the countertop is 44″ off the ground (I prefer to stand and operate the CNC) it has one large door with my CNC […]

IWF 2012

My wife and I just visited the IWF 2012 in Atlanta this year ……. I was a great show, here are a few pictures of the CAMaster booth

Decided to upgrade

After long and hard thinking I decided to sell my CAMaster Cobra X3 and upgrade to a 5′ x 8′ ATC (Automatic Tool Changer) with 10 tools, the new machine should arrive around end December 2011. First I had to crate and ship my Cobra X3 out. I decided to ship the machine back to […]

New Stinger CNC table

Well it’s been about 18 months I have been using my Stinger on a temporary table with extensions cords. Well I finally finished the table today. The base is made from 4″ x 4″ with 2″ x 8″ stretchers upper and lower, then I used 3/4″ MDF to cover the whole base. I built a […]

Deer carving

This project is a deer carved in a dish with a forest background. The design is from Vectric Wild life DVD. Material is African mahogany 15/16″ thick, 11 1/4″ wide by 16 3/4 high. I V-Carved my name on the back using a 22 degree v-carve bit, the label is 4″ wide by 4″ high. […]

Wild life Clock

Here is my latest 3D work I made yesterday, I got the idea from Michael T over on the Vectric forum. The clock is 10.5″ wide, 17.5″ tall and 1.25″ thick, the material is Hickory. Roughing – .25 end mill – 200 ins/min Finishing – .125 taper ball nose – 150 ins/min Total machine time […]

Lazy Susan project

My wife wanted a large Lazy Susan and since she like the basket weave design this is what I came up with, The material African Mahogany and there is no finish on it yet, my wife will do the finishing herself.

Pictures of Aspire meeting

My wife and I just got back yesterday after attending an Aspire meeting (CNC Software) at Jim McGrew workshop in South Carolina, it was a great weekend and there were some very talented people that showed there work. There are some pictures of the work that was on display at the meeting.

Aspire meeting at Jim McGrews

It’s that time of year again, my wife and I are attending an Aspire (CNC software) meeting at Jim McGrews in Columbia, South Caronlina. We have our flights, Hotel and car rental all booked, I will post pictures later.

3D Wild Life Carving

Here is my latest project, it’s a 3D carving for above a door. The design is from Vectric Wild life DVD. Material is African mahogany 1 1/8″ thick, 34″ long x 10″ high, the 3D carving is 32″ long x 8″ high. Roughing toolpath was done was a 1/4″ end mill – machining time: 2 […]

Valentines Day Project

Here is a project I made for my wife for Valentines day, this project was designed by Michael Tyler (www.carvebuddy.com) and hosted by Vectric (www.vectric.com) Here is the link Project Tutorial – I used Bubinga wood for the main project also known as African Rosewood, Essingang, Buvenga. – 1/4″ dowels  from the local craft store. […]

3 Home theater signs

Here are 3 home theater signs made from 1/2″ MDF, finish size is 14″ wide by 9 1/2″ high. Cutting time on the CNC was around 2 hours per sign. Here is an update picture of the signs installed.

Cobra X3 has arrived

Well my new Cobra X3 is finally in my workshop. I hired a flat bed tow truck to pick up the Cobra from the transport depot. At the depot they loaded the machine onto the flat bed using a fork lift During the unloading process we found out that it was better to remove the […]

My new CAMaster Cobra X3

Here is my new CAMaster Cobra X3 at the manufacturers in the final testing stage, should be ready in a week or so. CAMaster’s flagship is the Cobra Series CNC. The Cobra is a truly versatile industrial Router. The best part of the Cobra CNC Router is that it is extremely affordable. The Cobra, like […]