Information and Answers for Woodworkers
I have been programming, operating, training and servicing CNCs for nearly 20 years. I currently own an early version of Rockler's CNC Shark.
On this page, I'll share with you tips and tricks to get more from your machine as well as programming tips and advice using VCarve Pro.
Even if you own a different brand CNC, much of the info here will prove useful.
A properly designed spoil board not only protects the factory table of your CNC when you need to cut through a part, but can be surfaced to present a work surface that is exactly parallel to the plane of the head.
I show you how to make one quickly and easily with built-in T-Slots for clamping.
Adding profile tools to the database in VCarve Pro is not that difficult and allows for more precise viewing of the end result in Preview Mode.
Learn how in this quick video
Sometimes you just need to recut a part or mill a second face. In this video, I show you how to accurately locate the part for a 'second bite at the apple'.