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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.
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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 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:
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The use of the Forest CNC machine at MakerFX is limited to only those individuals who:
# Have attended a training class
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# Have attended a training class or have watched it online.
 
# 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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== VCarve Pro for MFX Members ==
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*[[Downloading_and_installing_instructions_for_V-Carve_Makerspace_Edition|Install VCarve Pro (FREE)]]
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*[[VCarveTutorial | MakerFX How-to: V-Carve Text Tutorial]]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXbZVdH5exc MakerFX How-to: V-Carve & Router Setup Video Tutorial]
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== Project Ideas ==
 
== Project Ideas ==
 
[[CNC Project Ideas]]
 
[[CNC Project Ideas]]
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== VCarve Pro Beginners Start Here ==
 
== VCarve Pro Beginners Start Here ==
 
#[[CNC Terminology]]
 
#[[CNC Terminology]]
#[[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?]
 
#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDlrx173pu0 2D vs 2.5D vs 3D Carving Explained]
 
#[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDlrx173pu0 2D vs 2.5D vs 3D Carving Explained]
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#[https://youtu.be/GA73IiT9QBE Bits and End Mills for Beginners]
 
#[https://youtu.be/GA73IiT9QBE Bits and End Mills for Beginners]
 
#[https://inventables.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012849233-Carving-Bits-101-Bit-Basics Inventables: Bits 101]
 
#[https://inventables.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012849233-Carving-Bits-101-Bit-Basics Inventables: Bits 101]
#[[VCarveTutorial | MakerFX How-to: V-Carve Tutorial]]
 
 
#[https://youtu.be/oqxhX52XBsE Resizing and Copying Objects]
 
#[https://youtu.be/oqxhX52XBsE Resizing and Copying Objects]
  
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9MmOxVlNwM Winston Moy: Compression Bits]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9MmOxVlNwM Winston Moy: Compression Bits]
  
*Below are links to some getting started bits
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*Kits
*Starter Kits
 
 
#[http://a.co/bb1fTfk Whitside 1/4", Router Bit Starter Kit, 5-piece]
 
#[http://a.co/bb1fTfk Whitside 1/4", Router Bit Starter Kit, 5-piece]
#[http://amzn.com/B00G7HXMLO Amana Tool Starter Kit, 8-piece]
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#[https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07ZNHB4ZN/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_DVJ926F3TNGT2RCHJR5F?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Signmaking Letter Engraving Kit - 6 pcs]
*Individual Bits
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#[http://a.co/050XxRN Whiteside 1/4", 2 Flute, Down Cut Spiral Bit (RD2100)]
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*Individual Bits - Square End
#[http://a.co/bvmcMnu Whitside 1/4", 2 Flute, Up Cut Spiral Bit (RU2100)]
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#[http://a.co/050XxRN Down Cut Spiral Bit (Whiteside RD2100)]
#[https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000K2EH1Q/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_qsHZFbE5S318S Whiteside 1/4" Up/Down Compression (UD2100)]
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#[http://a.co/bvmcMnu Up Cut Spiral Bit (Whiteside RU2100)]
#[http://a.co/b4q4jct Whiteside 1/4", V-Groove 60-Degree Router Bit]
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#[https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000K2EH1Q/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_qsHZFbE5S318S 1/4" Up/Down Compression (Whiteside UD2100)]
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#[https://smile.amazon.com/SpeTool-Compression-Diameter-Engraving-Grinding/dp/B08R55969M/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=cnc+bit&qid=1639288299&sr=8-9 1/8" Up/Down Compression]
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#[https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B083LCCQZ4/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_Y3N52QS5HMEA0JJ6FQ8P O Flute 1/8" Up Cut for Plastic or Acrylic]
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*Individual Bits - V-bits
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#[https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000A804DA/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_3RA773DFWSSXH575JKAX Whiteside 1/4", V-Groove 90-Degree]
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#[http://a.co/b4q4jct Whiteside 1/4", V-Groove 60-Degree]
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== Vinyl Mask ==
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#[https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07PVC8J43/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_AWNSETQ90XS0E6J6WMBH VViDiD Masking Film 12"x10ft]
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#[https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07PXBZVBC/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_GB1B6MMQD888NRKESA30 VViDiD Masking Film 24"x30ft]
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== Painting ==
 
== Painting ==
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#[https://youtu.be/CeZSeyVvSnU How to use and apply a vinyl mask (Oramask)]
 
#[https://youtu.be/3_eTo8G4-vk Painting using vinyl mask]
 
#[https://youtu.be/3_eTo8G4-vk Painting using vinyl mask]
 
#[https://youtu.be/p3lY1N4XQwY Indian Motorcycle Sign]
 
#[https://youtu.be/p3lY1N4XQwY Indian Motorcycle Sign]
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[[Category:CNC Router]]

Latest revision as of 22:26, 17 September 2022

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REMEMBER To Reserve Time!

Various tools such as the lasers (Epilog or Audrey), 3D Printers, and Forest CNC need to be reserved before using the tool. Review the Slack channel for the tool to reserve time.

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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 without the supervision of a trained and certified MakerFX member. The use of the Forest CNC machine at MakerFX is limited to only those individuals who:

  1. Have attended a training class or have watched it online.
  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

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CNC Finishing.jpg


VCarve Pro for MFX Members

Project Ideas

CNC Project Ideas

VCarve Pro Beginners Start Here

  1. CNC Terminology
  2. What is a vector?
  3. 2D vs 2.5D vs 3D Carving Explained
  4. VCarve Pro Job Setup
  5. Example sign and toolpaths?
  6. Bits and End Mills for Beginners
  7. Inventables: Bits 101
  8. 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)

  • Kits
  1. Whitside 1/4", Router Bit Starter Kit, 5-piece
  2. Signmaking Letter Engraving Kit - 6 pcs
  • Individual Bits - Square End
  1. Down Cut Spiral Bit (Whiteside RD2100)
  2. Up Cut Spiral Bit (Whiteside RU2100)
  3. 1/4" Up/Down Compression (Whiteside UD2100)
  4. 1/8" Up/Down Compression
  5. O Flute 1/8" Up Cut for Plastic or Acrylic
  • Individual Bits - V-bits
  1. Whiteside 1/4", V-Groove 90-Degree
  2. Whiteside 1/4", V-Groove 60-Degree


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

Vinyl Mask

  1. VViDiD Masking Film 12"x10ft
  2. VViDiD Masking Film 24"x30ft

Painting

  1. How to use and apply a vinyl mask (Oramask)
  2. Painting using vinyl mask
  3. Indian Motorcycle Sign
  4. Personalized Garage Sign

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