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. In this video, we show you how to make one with built-in T-Slots for clamping quickly and easily.
Ralph Bagnall has programmed, operated, serviced and trained woodworkers on CNCs for over 20 years. He currently owns an early version of Rockler's CNC Shark.
On this page, he'll share 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.
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'.
Learn how to add profile tools to the database in VCarve Pro. It allows for more precise viewing of the end result in Preview Mode is really isn't that difficult to do.