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Spoilboard CNC Bits – The Value Discussion

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ToolsToday’s David Coventry examines the key questions often asked by customers looking to purchase Spoilboard router bits. The affordability and subsequent increase in popularity of CNC machines, has meant producers like Amana Tool® have seen an upsurge in the demand for CNC cutting tools. However, we still see many people debating the value of CNC cutting tool investment, where the cost/benefit calculation isn’t always the key driver in decisions. In this blog feature, we examine recent questions asked by several … click to read more

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Evolution and The Importance of You

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ToolsToday’s David Coventry discusses how individuals are shaping the future of the industry and how almost anyone can get involved with a CNC machine and a router bit. If you follow Toolstoday on Instagram, you may have noticed we just reached over 40,000 followers, this being achieved in just over one-year, a remarkable feat. This lead me to consider what influence individuals are having on our industry and why. This above image by @savant_pcs recently pushed ToolsToday over 40,000 followers on … click to read more

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Using A CNC Router and Engraver Laser To Make A Step Stool

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I needed to create a simple step stool for my grandmother so she could reach the top kitchen cabinets. As my family ages we grow shorter so we have many stools in our homes. I thought I’d take this stool to the next level by adding some personal touches.  The first step was taking two 2×6 boards and gluing them together.  After taking them out of the clamps, I placed it on the CNC and routed out the letters to … click to read more

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Inside the mind of a CNC artist


Inside the mind of a CNC artist! In conversation with Pierre-Luc Arsenu Albert Einstein said, “Creativity is contagious, pass it on” and in the case of Pierre-Luc Arsenu, we have enjoyed sharing his creativity with the Toolstoday community. In this blog, we are in conversation with Pierre-Luc to get inside the mind of a CNC artist. Concepts start in the thought process and we asked Pierre-Luc how his creative thoughts begin. He told us “The thought is very natural and … click to read more

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Table Saw and Router / Shaper Table Machine Setup Made Simple

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Over the years, I’ve tried many different ways to set up a machine correctly. The available tools to do so and techniques that accompany them are quite dizzying. I break it down into two levels; machine calibration and machine setup. Calibration is usually an hour+ process involving calipers, machinist squares, and a bit of harsh language. Thankfully I only put myself through that once every few months. Machine setup on the other hand is something we do pretty much every … click to read more

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Preparation and Planning

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This past couple of weeks I worked on a porch gates and fence renovation for a friend.  He has goats that can get on his porch which wraps around the entire house.  The porch does have posts and rails but the stiles between the posts are far enough apart that the goats still go through the space between.  There are also openings that did not have any gates. The solutions: put up some more stiles and build some gates.  My … click to read more

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