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Introducing Free DXF Files: Ready To Cut CNC Designs

Jun 24, 2017   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, CNC Projects, CNC Router, DIY CNC, Products, Techniques  //  3 Comments

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There’s a lot of fun to be had with decorative and artistic CNC projects.  Such projects don’t require a lot of precision and are option 2 to 2 1/2D, so they’re easy to make with a CNC Router, Laser, Waterjet, or Vinyl Cutter.  Sometimes we’re adding a design as a decorative element on top of a precision machined part, like this engraving on a bandsaw mitre gage:

Many times, the hardest part of these kinds of projects is coming up with artwork.  It’s line art, which is relatively straightforward to convert to CAD and thence to CAM and finally g-code, but getting decent line art to start can be a pain.  Especially for non-artists.

I recently was approached by Jason Henry, who has been doing CNC artwork for a long time.  He was the original founder of freedxf.com (since sold) and lately is running CNC DXF Files.  We were chatting about how we might work together to bring value to our respective customers and I decided one way would be for me to start a Free DXF File page with Jason providing the files.  With this post, I’m kicking off that project.

Here’s what the new page looks like:

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The new Free DXF Files page

As you can see, we divide the files into Categories like Animal, Holiday, and Vehicles.  Jason has very generously provided a LARGE library of free files that you’ll be able to download.  I don’t have nearly all of them up yet, but I will be steadily adding to the page until I have them all available.

He’s also provided a lot of information about how to get the most out of the files, so be sure to check out the page on getting the most from your DXF files.

Jason and I have big plans for the page, so stay tuned.  If you haven’t already subscribed to our email newsletter, get hooked up right below so you don’t miss out as new developments unfold.

 

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Introducing Free DXF Files: Ready To Cut CNC Designs
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3 Comments

  • The evolution of Clip Art in the new millennium,

  • Nice. I would imagine this will burn up a lot of disk space and bandwidth.

    Further category suggestions might include the following:

    1. Dinosaurs. Yes they where animals but they seem to have life all of their own when it comes to DIY solutions.
    2. Machine tool parts.
    3. Vehicles.
    4. Storage (tool boxes, shelving, containers, shadow boards and the like). Everybody has junk to organize.

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