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Have you invested in the right Digital Tooling for your CNC Work?
CNC and Manual Machinists are quite used to the idea of investing in tooling. Many of us have never met a tooling gadget we didn’t covet, at least at first. Sometimes, the right tooling can dramatically multiply your productivity or make possible things…
Have you been finding there’s too much jargon to even get started understanding Feeds and Speeds? I’ve heard that from some folks. I even added a Feeds and Speeds Glossary to the startup help that you get with our G-Wizard Feeds and Speeds Calculator. But, there’s really no substitute for having a quick course that…
Sometimes centralization is great–I’ve got all my tools in one gigantic rolling cabinet so I always know where they are. Except when I leave on laying where I used it last because I got distracted or forgot about it.
There’s an alternate theory of organization, one that believes not only that centralization needs to be…
I’ve just added our Complete Guide to Structural Steel Sizes and Shapes to our Calculator and Reference Data page.
Machinists and Fabricators often use these shapes so it’s handy to have access to this data. It’s available both in reference chart form and as a free calculator built into G-Wizard:
Free Size and Weight Calculator……
I get asked all the time how to set up G-Wizard Feeds and Speeds Calculator for small machines that aren’t very rigid. Folks know intuitively (or after finding out the hard way) that these machines often can’t handle feeds and speeds that are as aggressive as other heavier machines.
G-Wizard has a well-designed set of…
Yeah, I know, that “Free” on the end of that title looks a little cheezy, LOL. What can I say, just trying to get the word out about an important new feature in our G-Wizard Calculator. Believe it or not, it isn’t the Bolt Circle Calculator that’s important, although it’s cool. It’s that we’re going…
I’ve just uploaded G-Wizard Calculator version 3.37 for Beta Testing. To access it, you’ll need to go to our alternate install page where you can get the latest official version, the backup older version, and this new beta version. I’m going to run the Beta Test for a week, fix any problems reported, and then…
The basics have all been laid out in our Free GD&T Course. “GD&T” stands for “Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing”, which is an extremely useful standard for how to specify dimensions and tolerances on drawings–obviously something very useful for CNC’ers to know.
What’s left to finish the course is to write a lesson for each of…
Italian Olive by Cookwoods.com…
Just finished up our Complete Guide to CNC Machining Wood. It’s one of our growing collection of Material-specific Machining Guides. In it, you’ll find a host of useful information including:
Guide to Wood Types including Janka Hardness tables
Discussion of the “Sweet Spot” for machining wood
Tips and Techniques for CNC…
A Rockwell Hardness Tester…
I just finished uploading a new page for our Reference Charts and Calculators page. It’s basically a Complete Guide to Hardness Measurement. If you’ve spent much time poking around materials, especially steels, you will have come across hardness scales like Rockwell C, Brinell, or Vickers. You probably wondered what all that…
We’ve invested a lot of time and effort into our Complete Guide to CNC Mill Feeds and Speeds. Is one of a number of in-depth Cookbooks we offer to help you become a Better CNC’er, and it was the first one we ever created.
We don’t like to rest on our laurels, so I’ve done…
What if there was a Feeds and Speeds Calculator specially made for CNC Routers? What would it do differently?
As many of you have made abundantly clear in conversations we’ve had, CNC Routers need a bunch of things that are different than what other CNC’ers may need.
I used to constantly see CNC…
The latest chapter in our Free GD&T Tutorial is now available, and it is all about True Position. This is the first of a number of chapters that will be focused on the individual symbols used for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. The symbol for True Position is this:
The GD&T True Position Symbol…
How big is a 2 x 4? The actual size of a 2 x 4 is about 1.5 by 3.5 inches. In fact, it might be up to 2/16″ less than that, depending on a some important factors.
Whoa! That’s crazy!
Now I’ve got to tell this story, just because I never knew and found…
I’ve been getting a fair bit of feedback about reference information lately. Turns out there is a ton of reference info built into G-Wizard that many people don’t know about, there’s a ton of info people would like to see me add, and there’s also a bunch of info that’s generally useful in tabular form…