Avid CNC

Video: CNC’ed Salad Bowl – A Failure?

I had a lot of issues making this bowl, and it took over a month to get it completed. I did a lot of test cuts…and I went through a lot of problems before I... [read more]
Woodworking

Videos: Shallow Flow Bowl – CNC Woodworking Projects

This is my “Shallow Flow Bowl” design that I did a while back in Fusion 360. I decided to make a few of them out of wood for sale on Corbin’s Workshop and Etsy and... [read more]
Woodworking

Video: Wood Heart Boxes

I made a few more of these boxes and finished up a video on the whole process. This was one of the first projects on my Avid CNC that I got earlier this year. Some... [read more]
Woodworking

Avid CNC ATC Post Processor for Fusion 360

If you are using an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) with an Avid CNC then you have to customize or install a new post processor to make it work properly in Fusion 360. Campion video, in... [read more]
Woodworking

Avid CNC ATC Post Processor Setup – Vectric VCarve / Vectric Aspire

If you are using an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) with Mach 4 and an Avid CNC, then you need to customize the post processor for the most popular CAM programs to properly generate a tool... [read more]
Woodworking

Video: Mach 4 Setup for an ATC

In one of my last posts, I discussed how I setup the hardware for my ATC on my Avid CNC. This video describes the software side of things. I’ve been working on this software for... [read more]
Woodworking

Video: How to Make an ATC Tool Rack

I needed a tool rack for my HITECO ATC spindle on my Avid CNC machine. I experimented with 3D printing some holders, but I felt like they were too weak. So, I ended up machining... [read more]
Woodworking

How to Setup an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) on an Avid CNC

Video link: ATC Setup on Avid CNC This is a companion article for the above video where I talk about setting up an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) on a CNC machine. For the Mach 4... [read more]
Woodworking
Photo of tramming the CNC spindle

How to Tram a CNC Spindle / Router

When you build a CNC the spindle or router may not be perfectly aligned to the table. You have to tram it, or align it to the axis that it will move along. This is... [read more]
Woodworking

Video: Precision with an Avid CNC Build

Video link: Ep3: Avid CNC Build Getting Precision and Accuracy Precision and accuracy are really important to a CNC machine. I wanted mine to accurately flatten a piece of wood down the entire length of... [read more]
Woodworking

Video: Building a Heavy Welded Steel CNC Table

Direct video link: Avid CNC Steel Table Build One of the biggest complaints of the Avid CNC is that the table isn’t heavy enough. A heavier table will help produce better cuts on a CNC... [read more]
Woodworking
Avid CNC vs Phantom vs Laguna etc

Avid CNC vs Phantom CNC, Laguna, Shop Sabre, Etc

Textual link to the video: Don’t Buy the Wrong CNC – Why I got an Avid CNC This video is almost 20 minutes long and I go into details on why I got an Avid... [read more]
Woodworking

Low Profile CNC Toe Clamps – 3D Printed

I needed a better way to hold down my workpieces onto my CNC table. I had seen some low profile clamps that the people have done, but they were all designed for a t-nut system,... [read more]
Woodworking

Heart Box Wood Variations

I’ve been doing some variations of the heart box with different woods. This one has a cherry wood base with the same wave design I did in the original wood heart box. I used maple... [read more]
Woodworking

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