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CNC Basecamp

Join us every month for CNC-machine inspiration and projects. Host Chris Fitch, from Woodsmith magazine and the Woodsmith Shop TV Show, shares what he's working on, lessons learned, shop stories, and tips & tricks to help you become a CNC-machine master. Be on the lookout for special guest appearances and answers to reader questions. Thanks for watching!

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Current Episodes

Episode 013: Shop-Sized Layout Tools
Episode 013: Shop-Sized Layout Tools

When it’s time to lay out curves in my shop, my choices are typically a drawer full of undersized drafting … View Episode Details

Episode 012: Shapes & Patterns
Episode 012: Shapes & Patterns

CNC routers can do amazing work but coming up with original designs for projects can be a challenge. The quickest … View Episode Details

Episode 011: Pencil Boxes
Episode 011: Pencil Boxes

These captivating little boxes combine the carving talents of your CNC router with the simplicity of solid wood construction. They … View Episode Details

Episode 010: Tab & Slot Tool Tote
Episode 010: Tab & Slot Tool Tote

Who can’t use a tote for woodworking tools, DIY projects, garden tools or organizing around the house? Fun to build, … View Episode Details

Episode 009: 10 Drawer Cabinet
Episode 009: 10 Drawer Cabinet

If you need some help organizing a collection, craft materials or small tools in your shop, the 10 Drawer Cabinet … View Episode Details

Episode 008: Geometric Shapes
Episode 008: Geometric Shapes

This month’s project features a door that uses a geometric pattern, primarily triangles in an asymmetrical arrangement, created by inlaying … View Episode Details

Episode 007: Designing the Contemplation Bench
Episode 007: Designing the Contemplation Bench

When designing this bench I had quite a few intensions, but none more than to provide a fun, versatile project … View Episode Details

Episode 006: Metal Inlays
Episode 006: Metal Inlays

If you’re looking for a special accent for a box, bench or cabinet, a CNC router allows easy access to … View Episode Details

Episode 005: Mid-Century Credenza
Episode 005: Mid-Century Credenza

In this episode of CNC Basecamp, we are making a Mid-Century credenza. Mid-Century style is great fun to work with. … View Episode Details

Episode 004: Working with Brass
Episode 004: Working with Brass

If you’ve seen a CNC router in action you know it can do amazing things in wood, but did you … View Episode Details

Episode 003: Carving With a CNC Router
Episode 003: Carving With a CNC Router

Creating stunning carvings in wood or acrylic plastic has never been easier than when using your CNC router. With a … View Episode Details

Episode 002: Joinery with a CNC
Episode 002: Joinery with a CNC

Producing great looking and strong joinery on your CNC router is easy if you know a few joints and a … View Episode Details