Perfect patterns for sawing success
Use CNC router software to "draw" a pattern directly onto the top layer of the blank.
I enjoy making bandsaw boxes, but drawing out the design on paper is a challenge for me. Instead, I use the software for my CNC router to "draw" the pattern directly onto the top layer of the blank. Using a V-bit, I set the toolpath for the router to make a light cut, just enough to etch the pattern into the wood. A laser machine provides another option for creating the pattern. After that, I head over to the bandsaw to complete the box.
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