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CNC Stand-Up Paddleboard

Wha’s SUP, water lovers? A stand-up paddleboard (or SUP) is one of the newest incarnations of the venerable surfboard, and we’re going to build one that has all the wonderful qualities of the old wooden longboards. In fact, this 10’5″…

Maslow Upright CNC Router

The Maslow is a large format CNC router capable of cutting wood and other materials with precision and repeatability, based on a digital file. A CNC (computer numerical control) machine allows makers to automate the cutting process in…

These CNC Routers Are Made of Wood!

We see all kinds of configurations of CNC routers and mills at Make:. This one stands out a bit. It has a wooden flat-pack frame, and comes as a kit. We’ve seen a few wooden plans around the internet for DIY routers, but a flat pack kit is…

Giant Alphabet Blocks

Something that seems simple, like a wooden cube, can turn up all kinds of interesting problems when you try to make it. This is especially true if you’re wanting to carve custom designs in each of the faces. Jay and Jaimie of Wicked Makers…

Micro Milling: Tips for Smaller CNC Projects

Furniture, wall hangings, and custom signage are familiar CNC project categories, but downsizing your ambitions can also open up a world of possibilities. That said, machining miniature parts is not without its own challenges. Small parts…

Light Switch Complicator

I was initially inspired to make a gear-driven light switch when I saw one that a friend of mine bought online, which I later learned was inspired by a “light switch complicator” that Ernie Fosselius showed at Maker Faire. You turn the…