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  1. How to Setup & Configure An OX CNC Controlled by a TinyG V8
    A Step by Step Video Series on how to get your OX CNC up and Running With a TinyG V8 - by Akfreak
    Updated: Jun 13, 2015
  2. Chinese Spindle & VFD Setup
    Making sense of setting up a Chinese Spindle & VFD without the grief. - by Moag
    Updated: Nov 16, 2016
  3. CNC HANDBOOK
    Strategies, tutorial and tips from the Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM community - by crispin
    Updated: Nov 16, 2017
  4. SketchUcam howto videos
    Sketchucam howto! - by David the swarfer
    Updated: May 5, 2015
  5. CNC electronics training videos
    How to connect it all - by David the swarfer
    Updated: Mar 19, 2014

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  1. Super simple spindle RPM set up

    Proper RPM on the lathe and mill increases tool life and productivity.
  1. levitation

    Gradus M1 Pro/Bigfoot tutorial for absolute beginners 1.0 2018-01-10

    How to set up CNC stepper motors with Gradus M1 Pro and Bigfoot drivers
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    44
    Updated:
    Jan 10, 2018
  2. Ariel Yahni

    LaserWeb4 Basic CNC routing operations 2017-12-11

    Use LaserWeb4 to create to next toolpath for CNC routing
    5/5, 1 rating
    Downloads:
    23
    Updated:
    Dec 11, 2017
  3. crispin

    CNC HANDBOOK

    Strategies, tutorial and tips from the Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM community
    5/5, 2 ratings
    Updated:
    Nov 16, 2017
  4. Scotty Orr

    Gradus M1 Pro - Information

    Extra documentation for this poorly documented controller.
    5/5, 1 rating
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  5. Anthony Bolgar

    Material Properties Database 2017-08-28

    The data is sourced from published standards, academic literature, and supplier documentation.
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    64
    Updated:
    Aug 28, 2017
  6. Anthony Bolgar

    How to splice wires...The NASA way 2017-08-03

    NASA document on the various approved wire splices. Some great info in here.
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    217
    Updated:
    Aug 3, 2017
  7. Anthony Bolgar

    "How to Solder" 2017-06-30

    A 9 part video series from the 1990's
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    37
    Updated:
    Jun 30, 2017
  8. Hisha
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Jun 28, 2017
  9. Anthony Bolgar

    The Engineering Toolbox 2017-06-28

    Just about any engineering calculator and chart that you could ever need.
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    149
    Updated:
    Jun 28, 2017
  10. hairyMug

    settings for 400w spindle and TinyG

    hi & Low phase and RPM settings to get desired result for m3sxxx settings
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    May 29, 2017
  11. Giarc
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    May 19, 2017
  12. Kyo

    DQ542MA Wiring Methods 2017-03-04

    Arduino Uno DQ542MA Wiring Refence Video.
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    48
    Updated:
    Mar 4, 2017
  13. jamesdjadams

    Wood Nominal vs Actual Dimensions (Inches and Metric) 1.0

    A list of handy dimensions for CAD / CAM work.
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    41
    Updated:
    Mar 3, 2017
  14. Rick 2.0

    CNC class at instructables.com

    Free online course discussing aspects of CNC operation
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Nov 22, 2016
  15. Moag

    Chinese Spindle & VFD Setup 2016-11-16

    Making sense of setting up a Chinese Spindle & VFD without the grief.
    5/5, 3 ratings
    Downloads:
    527
    Updated:
    Nov 16, 2016
  16. David the swarfer

    Holding parts on the CNC router 2016-11-04

    No, not double sided tape
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    44
    Updated:
    Nov 4, 2016
  17. Joe Santarsiero

    50 digital Wood Joints 2016-10-23

    50 cnc joint reference chart. 3d files found at link.
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    142
    Updated:
    Oct 23, 2016
  18. Bob K

    SketchuCam to Marlin gcode postprocessor 1.1 (no longer needed) 2016-08-21

    converts SketchUcam gcode to a format that the Marlin firmware can use (with updated macro)
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    118
    Updated:
    Aug 21, 2016
  19. Mark Carew

    What is V-Slot?

    V-Slot® is a complete solution for the construction of modular motion systems
    5/5, 1 rating
    Updated:
    Aug 4, 2016
  20. eddyg

    Speeds and feeds 2016-07-28

    A great article describing speeds, feeds, climb and other required knowledge for new machinists
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    299
    Updated:
    Jul 28, 2016
  21. Gabriel Faber
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Jan 4, 2016
  22. Serge E.

    How to recycle HDPE (bottles, caps, etc.) into sheets / blocks to CNC 2015-12-04

    Some very good Instructables / YouTube showing how to easily recycle HDPE and work with the material
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    40
    Updated:
    Dec 4, 2015
  23. Paruk

    Micro stepping Myths and Realities 2015-07-25

    About how increased micro stepping decreases torque of your stepper motor
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    525
    Updated:
    Jul 25, 2015
  24. Akfreak

    How to Setup & Configure An OX CNC Controlled by a TinyG V8

    A Step by Step Video Series on how to get your OX CNC up and Running With a TinyG V8
    5/5, 8 ratings
    Updated:
    Jun 13, 2015
  25. David the swarfer
    5/5, 1 rating
    Downloads:
    418
    Updated:
    Jun 9, 2015
  26. David the swarfer
    5/5, 2 ratings
    Updated:
    May 5, 2015
  27. abcpibot

    How to set up PiBot electronics

    pibot,electronics,driver,controller
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Mar 24, 2015
  28. David the swarfer
    5/5, 1 rating
    Downloads:
    227
    Updated:
    Feb 4, 2015
  29. Mark Carew

    10 TIps for Router Aluminum Cutting 2015-01-02

    cnc,aluminum,feed.speeds
    5/5, 1 rating
    Downloads:
    100
    Updated:
    Jan 2, 2015
  30. Guss

    Timing Belts 2014-11-13

    Different timing belt drawings and measurements
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    112
    Updated:
    Nov 13, 2014
  31. pdesigns

    RepRap Magazine 2014-03-26

    Pratical exploration of 3D printing
    5/5, 1 rating
    Downloads:
    67
    Updated:
    Mar 25, 2014
  32. Mark Carew

    Aluminum Parts Anodizing Kits 2013-12-27

    anodize your aluminum parts with these anodizing kits.
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Downloads:
    101
    Updated:
    Dec 27, 2013
  33. Mark Carew

    PCB Electronics Info

    PCB electronics Arduino resource
    5/5, 1 rating
    Updated:
    Dec 26, 2013
  34. Mark Carew

    Stepper Motor Hardware Interfacing

    Estimating Needed Power Standard NEMA Sizes Determining Wiring Connection Options Power Supply Heat
    5/5, 1 rating
    Updated:
    Dec 25, 2013
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