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Design and Make
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What is a Design and Make CNC Project

What is a Design and Make CNC Project

For those new to Design and Make CNC Projects this short video is the perfect introduction to our offering...

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D&M Overview

D&M Overview

Take a tour of Design and Makes home on the internet...

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Assembling a Layout

Assembling a Layout

One the great features of our CNC projects is that they all include an assembled layout for you to get up and started! This video will show you how to take the assembled layout, add VCarving and get you creating basic tooling fast! ...

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New Layouts

New Layouts

Every project comes with a selection of themed models that have been professionally created to work well together...

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Fall Door Sign

Fall Door Sign

This is the first video, that we will build on for the next 2 videos, will show you how to create a fall door sign layout using one CNC project...

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Holiday Centerpiece

Holiday Centerpiece

We will take the layout for the fall door sign and hack in models from another project to create a 4 candle centerpiece...

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Advent Candle Holder

Advent Candle Holder

Finally we will take that last layout from the previous video and show you have to quickly make it into and Advent candleholder by using the Component Tree to hid components and hack in new ones...

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Efficient Machining of 3D Parts
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Introduction to Efficient Machining

Introduction to Efficient Machining

In this video, we discuss the efficient machining of 3D parts...

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Rose and Crown Sign

Rose and Crown Sign

In this demonstration, we take a look at utilising the methods discussed in the Theory & Concepts video, on a pub sign which was created from purely 3D Clipart...

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Guitar Base STL

Guitar Base STL

In this demonstration we take the methods discussed to machine 3D parts more efficiently and put them into action working with an imported STL model of a guitar base...

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Rest Machining

Rest Machining

In this video we look at the method of Rest Machining, we look at what it is and how it can be used to help us machine 3D parts more efficiently...

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Flourish Assembly
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Flourish Assembly Theory and Concepts

Flourish Assembly Theory and Concepts

In this slideshow we look at an overview of what a flourish is and the typical shapes and applications we might find them being used for...

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Flourish Simple Layouts

Flourish Simple Layouts

This example takes a simple single component and demonstrates how to create different types of symmetry and layouts using repeats of this part...

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Dividing Models

Dividing Models

This video looks at the best techniques for taking an existing 3D model and dividing into simpler parts that can be reassembled into other decorative designs...

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Modelling Flourishes

Modelling Flourishes

In this video we look to combine some of the concepts shown in the other videos in this section by taking a set of component which have been created from another 3D model and showing how to assemble them into other designs...

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Lion Head Door Knocker
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Door Knocker Theory and Concepts

Door Knocker Theory and Concepts

In this video we look at the creative concepts behind the lion head door knocker project...

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Door Knocker Drawing

Door Knocker Drawing

In this video we look at importing the final sketch of the lion and using various drawing tools we draw all of the vectors that form the lion head door knocker...

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Door Knocker Modelling

Door Knocker Modelling

In this lengthy video we work through each key part of the design and create the components that form the complete models for the handle, the base shape and the face shape...

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Door Knocker Toolpaths

Door Knocker Toolpaths

In this video we discuss the toolpath setup for each element of the lion head door knocker...

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Multi Sided Parts
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Multi Sided Parts Introduction

Multi Sided Parts Introduction

This video is an introduction to machining multi sided parts...

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Self Aligning Jig

Self Aligning Jig

In this video we look at how to draw up the self-aligning jig in the software with the use of the guide lines and the poly line tool...

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Clock Tower

Clock Tower

In this video we open the clock tower file and discuss some of the key concepts to machining a four sided part using 2D Toolpaths only...

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St Hugh

St Hugh

In this video we look at how we can import an STL file and create a four sided 3D figurine...

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Sweep Extrude and Beyond
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Constant Height Letter

Constant Height Letter

In this video we look at a technique using the Two Rail Sweep function to create a constant height letter with a varying cross section...

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Cloth Dish

Cloth Dish

In this example we create an unusually shaped bowl with a very thin cross section...

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Art Nouveau Frame

Art Nouveau Frame

This video shows how to model and machine an Art-Nouveau style frame...

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Texture Panels & Wood Grain
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Textures Introduction

Textures Introduction

In this video, we take a look at the new features in the V8 software which make creating textures, so much easier...

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Decorative Panels

Decorative Panels

In this video, we take a look at using the new tools in the version 8 software to create decorative wall panels...

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Wood Grains

Wood Grains

In this video, we take a look at recreating the texture of Wood Grain on a CNC Machine, which until now, would of required the use of a 3D toolpath, which we know can prove time consuming...

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Texture Toolbox Gadget

Texture Toolbox Gadget

In this video, we introduce and demonstrate the new Texture Toolbox Gadget...

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Tips and Tricks
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Simple Stacked Text

Simple Stacked Text

In this video look at the basic process for creating “stacked text” using pocketing toolpaths...

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Installing Font

Installing Font

This short video shows the process for installing a font in Windows so that Vectric software can access it from the standard font list...

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Stacked Text Template

Stacked Text Template

In this longer example we show how to setup a Template file that can be used to easily create edited version based on the same layout...

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Twist Pot

Twist Pot

This video looks at an interesting but simple design to create a stack of parts to make a small container, when assembled with each other the layers create a twisting effect although it is only cut with simple pocket and profile toolpaths...

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Dished

Dished

This video shows best practice for setting up 3D a shape in a dish...

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Vcarve from 3D

Vcarve from 3D

This video shows a novel technique to create v-carvable vectors derived from a 3D model...

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