Learn how to dry wood fast in the microwave. Microwave drying works pretty well for smaller projects and if you are turning wooden bowls.
Category: Woodworking (Page 1 of 2)
Carving a wooden bowl is easier than you might think. In the video below I only used some cheap chisels, a coping saw, and a propane torch. Burning the wood gives it a nice smooth surface and makes the grain stand out. In the video, I use spruce from cheap construction grade lumber.
In this tutorial, I will show you how you can make a woodcut relief print using a CNC machine. I use F-engrave (free software) to make the Gcode and UGS (Universal Gcode Sender) to run the code on my Shapeoko 3. I also use Adobe Illustrator to make the DXF file, but Inkscape is a good free alternative.
In this video, I am building a workbench for woodworking. I wanted it to be robust but affordable, so I built it from construction grade lumber (2×4) and stuff I got for free (old tables, etc.)
I also used some plywood to make the storage units look beautiful. The workbench is massive just as it is, but when it’s filled with tools and hardware like screws and stuff, I have a problem lifting it (more content below the video).
In these videos, I wanted to take my Shapeoko 3 a little beyond carving and making signs. I have built large format cameras before but never with a CNC machine, and never in plywood. Birch plywood is beautiful, lightweight and affordable. I do use several other tools as well, but the primary structure of the camera is cut using the Shapeoko CNC. I also try to cut brass with the Shapeoko for the first time here, and it was no problem (even with a tiny 1.8mm bit).