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This machine ''can be dangerous'' if used improperly resulting in serious bodily injury or damage to the machine. Minors are prohibited from using the X-Carve CNC without the supervision of a trained and certified MakerFX member.
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This machine ''can be dangerous'' if used improperly resulting in serious bodily injury or damage to the machine. Minors are prohibited from using the Forest CNC or X-Carve CNC without the supervision of a trained and certified MakerFX member.
The use of the X-Carve CNC machine at MakerFX is limited to only those individuals who:
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The use of the Forest CNC and X-Carve CNC machines at MakerFX is limited to only those individuals who:
 
# Have attended a training class
 
# Have attended a training class
 
# Been certified to use the machine
 
# Been certified to use the machine
 
# Take the necessary safety precautions such as wearing close toed shoes, safety glasses and snug fitting clothing.  
 
# Take the necessary safety precautions such as wearing close toed shoes, safety glasses and snug fitting clothing.  
 
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CNC Users must purchase and use their own tooling. Refer to step #3 below for an explanation of what tooling is required and links to recommended items.
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[[CNC Terminology | '''CNC Terminology:''' View this page to learn key terms used when learning and working with the CNC router]]
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'''
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=== Step 1: Designing ===
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Using VCarve Pro
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=== Step 2: Toolpathing ===
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Preparing Design for Machining
 
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=== Step 1: Design in VCarve (or Import Design) ===
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=== Step 3: Machining ===
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Operating the CNC
 
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=== Step 2: Prepare Design for X-Carve ===
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=== Step 3: Operate the X-Carve ===
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=== Step 4: Finishing ===
 
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[[File:Forest_RMF_CNC_Router.jpg|300px|center|link=Forest_RMF_CNC_Router]]
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== Beginners Start Here ==
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== Project Ideas ==
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[[CNC Project Ideas]]
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== VCarve Pro Beginners Start Here ==
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#[[CNC Terminology]]
 
#[[Downloading_and_installing_instructions_for_V-Carve_Makerspace_Edition|Install VCarve Pro - FREE for MakerFX Members]]
 
#[[Downloading_and_installing_instructions_for_V-Carve_Makerspace_Edition|Install VCarve Pro - FREE for MakerFX Members]]
 
#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnJKh1obXXM What is a vector?]
 
#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnJKh1obXXM What is a vector?]
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#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDlrx173pu0 2D vs 2.5D vs 3D Carving Explained]
 
#[https://youtu.be/qnOmsJZMiTg VCarve Pro Job Setup]
 
#[https://youtu.be/qnOmsJZMiTg VCarve Pro Job Setup]
 
#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN4PyB-iIKE Example sign and toolpaths?]
 
#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN4PyB-iIKE Example sign and toolpaths?]
 
#[https://youtu.be/GA73IiT9QBE Bits and End Mills for Beginners]
 
#[https://youtu.be/GA73IiT9QBE Bits and End Mills for Beginners]
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#[https://inventables.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012849233-Carving-Bits-101-Bit-Basics Inventables: Bits 101]
 
#[[VCarveTutorial | MakerFX How-to: V-Carve Tutorial]]
 
#[[VCarveTutorial | MakerFX How-to: V-Carve Tutorial]]
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#[https://youtu.be/oqxhX52XBsE Resizing and Copying Objects]
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== Vectric Tutorials ==
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#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyqTdMUzTI8 Text Creation Guide]
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#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-yyODQpYyc&t=1744s VCarve Toolpath Guide]
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#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inMuJcB2IuQ Pocket Toolpath Guide]
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#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd3LxA5Ohbc Chamfer Toolpath Guide]
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#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Aq0-cOdbbE Moulding Toolpath Guide]
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#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA5rh09POHA Dimensioning Quick Guide]
  
 
== Importing Designs ==
 
== Importing Designs ==
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#[https://youtu.be/klTtDbcixFA Importing CRV Files - VCarve Pro files]
 
#[https://youtu.be/GSkFb-5lXkg Importing STL Files]
 
#[https://youtu.be/GSkFb-5lXkg Importing STL Files]
 
#[https://youtu.be/J7NtKQ_XFEA Importing DXF Files]
 
#[https://youtu.be/J7NtKQ_XFEA Importing DXF Files]
#[https://youtu.be/Z-WCJbdzeTE Bitmap to Vector]
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#[https://youtu.be/Z-WCJbdzeTE Importing Bitmap Files]
  
== Intermediate ==
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== Intermediate VCarve Pro ==
 
#[http://gadgets.vectric.com/library.html#Toolpath Gadget library - make designing easier]
 
#[http://gadgets.vectric.com/library.html#Toolpath Gadget library - make designing easier]
 
#[https://youtu.be/QH6kkoDT3rM Basic Text Project]
 
#[https://youtu.be/QH6kkoDT3rM Basic Text Project]
  
== Advanced ==
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== Advanced VCarve Pro ==
 
#[https://youtu.be/Lq_RmGQ6MQM Intro to 3D Carving]
 
#[https://youtu.be/Lq_RmGQ6MQM Intro to 3D Carving]
 
#[https://youtu.be/hXRp4igZU5s 3D Carving Workflow with Tool Change]
 
#[https://youtu.be/hXRp4igZU5s 3D Carving Workflow with Tool Change]
 
#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4VMo9DCzO8 V-Carve Inlay Technique]
 
#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4VMo9DCzO8 V-Carve Inlay Technique]
 
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#[https://www.vectric.com/vectric-community/free-projects/in-the-labs/HeartShapedBox Heart Shaped Box]
== Project Ideas ==
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#[https://www.vectric.com/vectric-community/free-projects/in-the-labs/CribbageBoard Cribbage Board]
#[https://discuss.inventables.com Forum at Inventables]
 
#[https://www.inventables.com/projects Projects at Inventables]
 
#[http://www.vectric.com/cool-stuff/free-trial-projects.html Free Projects Files at Vectric]
 
 
 
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== Feeds & Speeds ==
== Operation ==
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#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9bceJxpqG0 Winston Moy: Feeds & Speeds Overview]
#[[X-Carve 1000mm CNC Router]]
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#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq8lmk4Zrgk&t=57s Winston Moy: MDF Feeds & Speeds]
#[https://youtu.be/J5Kl2VQvTlc MakerFX How-to: Squaring the X-Carve y-axis at startup]
 
#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DD6T84jbXc YouTube: V Bits Explained]
 
#[https://youtu.be/ayr-9W0lrL0?t=4m YouTube: Endmills and Collets Explained]
 
  
 
== Router Bits (aka Endmills) ==
 
== Router Bits (aka Endmills) ==
 
*Note: CNC Users must purchase and use their own tooling
 
*Note: CNC Users must purchase and use their own tooling
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*[https://youtu.be/GA73IiT9QBE Bits and End Mills for Beginners]
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*[https://inventables.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012849233-Carving-Bits-101-Bit-Basics Inventables: Bits 101]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DD6T84jbXc YouTube: V Bits Explained]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9MmOxVlNwM Winston Moy: Compression Bits]
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*Below are links to some getting started bits
 
*Below are links to some getting started bits
 
*Starter Kits
 
*Starter Kits
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#[http://a.co/050XxRN Whiteside 1/4", 2 Flute, Down Cut Spiral Bit (RD2100)]
 
#[http://a.co/050XxRN Whiteside 1/4", 2 Flute, Down Cut Spiral Bit (RD2100)]
 
#[http://a.co/bvmcMnu Whitside 1/4", 2 Flute, Up Cut Spiral Bit (RU2100)]
 
#[http://a.co/bvmcMnu Whitside 1/4", 2 Flute, Up Cut Spiral Bit (RU2100)]
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#[https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000K2EH1Q/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_qsHZFbE5S318S Whiteside 1/4" Up/Down Compression (UD2100)]
 
#[http://a.co/b4q4jct Whiteside 1/4", V-Groove 60-Degree Router Bit]
 
#[http://a.co/b4q4jct Whiteside 1/4", V-Groove 60-Degree Router Bit]
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== Manuals / Endmills ==
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#[[Forest RMF CNC Router]]
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#[https://youtu.be/ayr-9W0lrL0?t=4m YouTube: Endmills and Collets Explained]
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== CNC Operation ==
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#[[Forest_CNC_Startup | Startup]]
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#[[Forest_CNC_Load_Unload_Bit | Changing Bits]]
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#[[Forest_CNC_Set_Job_Home | Set Job Home]]
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#[[Forest_CNC_Run_Job | Run Job]]
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#[[Forest_CNC_Shutdown | Shutdown]]
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== Painting ==
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#[https://youtu.be/3_eTo8G4-vk Painting using vinyl mask]
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#[https://youtu.be/p3lY1N4XQwY Indian Motorcycle Sign]
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#[https://youtu.be/4vBetA8T-oY Personalized Garage Sign]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:49, 10 February 2021

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NOTICE!

This machine can be dangerous if used improperly resulting in serious bodily injury or damage to the machine. Minors are prohibited from using the Forest CNC or X-Carve CNC without the supervision of a trained and certified MakerFX member. The use of the Forest CNC and X-Carve CNC machines at MakerFX is limited to only those individuals who:

  1. Have attended a training class
  2. Been certified to use the machine
  3. Take the necessary safety precautions such as wearing close toed shoes, safety glasses and snug fitting clothing.
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NOTICE!

CNC Users must purchase and use their own tooling. Refer to step #3 below for an explanation of what tooling is required and links to recommended items.


CNC Terminology: View this page to learn key terms used when learning and working with the CNC router


Step 1: Designing

Using VCarve Pro

Step 2: Toolpathing

Preparing Design for Machining

Step 3: Machining

Operating the CNC

Step 4: Finishing

VCarveProExample.png
XCarveSelectToolpaths.png
Forest RMF CNC Router.jpg
CNC Finishing.jpg


Project Ideas

CNC Project Ideas

VCarve Pro Beginners Start Here

  1. CNC Terminology
  2. Install VCarve Pro - FREE for MakerFX Members
  3. What is a vector?
  4. 2D vs 2.5D vs 3D Carving Explained
  5. VCarve Pro Job Setup
  6. Example sign and toolpaths?
  7. Bits and End Mills for Beginners
  8. Inventables: Bits 101
  9. MakerFX How-to: V-Carve Tutorial
  10. Resizing and Copying Objects

Vectric Tutorials

  1. Text Creation Guide
  2. VCarve Toolpath Guide
  3. Pocket Toolpath Guide
  4. Chamfer Toolpath Guide
  5. Moulding Toolpath Guide
  6. Dimensioning Quick Guide

Importing Designs

  1. Importing CRV Files - VCarve Pro files
  2. Importing STL Files
  3. Importing DXF Files
  4. Importing Bitmap Files

Intermediate VCarve Pro

  1. Gadget library - make designing easier
  2. Basic Text Project

Advanced VCarve Pro

  1. Intro to 3D Carving
  2. 3D Carving Workflow with Tool Change
  3. V-Carve Inlay Technique
  4. Heart Shaped Box
  5. Cribbage Board

Feeds & Speeds

  1. Winston Moy: Feeds & Speeds Overview
  2. Winston Moy: MDF Feeds & Speeds

Router Bits (aka Endmills)

  • Below are links to some getting started bits
  • Starter Kits
  1. Whitside 1/4", Router Bit Starter Kit, 5-piece
  2. Amana Tool Starter Kit, 8-piece
  • Individual Bits
  1. Whiteside 1/4", 2 Flute, Down Cut Spiral Bit (RD2100)
  2. Whitside 1/4", 2 Flute, Up Cut Spiral Bit (RU2100)
  3. Whiteside 1/4" Up/Down Compression (UD2100)
  4. Whiteside 1/4", V-Groove 60-Degree Router Bit

Manuals / Endmills

  1. Forest RMF CNC Router
  2. YouTube: Endmills and Collets Explained

CNC Operation

  1. Startup
  2. Changing Bits
  3. Set Job Home
  4. Run Job
  5. Shutdown

Painting

  1. Painting using vinyl mask
  2. Indian Motorcycle Sign
  3. Personalized Garage Sign

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