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Erick Royer goes in-depth with Bob Warfield in a podcast on subjects ranging from how we got started to feeds and speeds, CNC Routers, and our G-Wizard Calculator. Fun stuff! Click through the image to get the podcast:

The post Bob Warfield interviewed on ThinkItMakeIt Podcast appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner has a huge amount of Composite Construction to save weight… What are Composites and Carbon Fiber (CFRP)? Composites, simply put, are multiple materials with different physical and chemical traits that work together to create a stronger, lighter, or sometimes more flexible product. Composite materials are combined, but never fully fused into one […]

The post Machining Carbon Fiber: Quick Guide [ Composites, Drilling, CNC Tools ] appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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Have you ever tried a button cutter for milling? If so, you’ll know that these versatile tools can really do a good job for you.  They’re commonly used for pocketing, die/mold roughing, face milling, slotting, step milling, and even helical interpolation of holes. There’s a lot to recommend round inserts as they have a number […]

The post Button Cutter, Copy Mill, or Toroidal Cutter: Round Insert Milling Cutters appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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At some point most hobby machinists get interested in possibly building a Tool and Cutter Grinder.  There’s something fascinating about building a machine tool from scratch, especially one with all those knobs and levers.  There’s good reason for professionals to have access to such devices as well, though they’re not all that common these days. […]

The post DIY Tool and Cutter Grinder Idea Notebook appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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What is a Boring Head? Typical boring head… Pictured is a typical boring head for a milling machine.  It has no arbor or boring bars installed.  The boring bars are the actual cutters and go in one of the 3 holes pictured on the top and right side.  The silver part slides back and forth […]

The post Boring Head Operation [ 2019 Boring Process Complete Guide ] appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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I just uploaded G-Wizard v4.73 to the download page. It contains a tremendous number of improvements to the Graphical Tool Menus and Tool Crib.  As such, it is PC-only, and I am going to leave it as an optional download for a week or two to make sure no problems develop.  That means you’ll have […]

The post G-Wizard v4.73 Released [ New Graphical Lathe Menus ] appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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So you’d like to play with G-Code but don’t have any sample g-code files? For starters, be sure to check out our Free G-Code Tutorial.  It’s full of examples on a case-by-case basis. Want completed programs? No worries, here’s a bunch of examples: G-Code Examples for Milling Machines boomerangv4.ncc: 3D profiling job on a boomerang. […]

The post G-Code Examples & G-Code Files [ Free Downloads ] appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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