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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 025: Urban Birdhouse
Episode 025: Urban Birdhouse

There is something magical about making a miniature building - scaling down the walls, windows and doors and creating a … View Episode Details

Creating Mortises with a CNC
Creating Mortises with a CNC

Your CNC can do more than cut plywood parts. It is also a great tool to create joinery quickly and … View Episode Details

Episode 024: Best of Basecamp - CNC Basics
Episode 024: Best of Basecamp - CNC Basics

I knew that I had a lot to learn when we started CNC Basecamp two years ago, but each project … View Episode Details

Episode 023: Stepped-Style Trinket Tray
Episode 023: Stepped-Style Trinket Tray

Sometimes the best projects are those that can be done in an evening using offcuts and short boards. This episode’s … View Episode Details

Episode 022: Take a Seat
Episode 022: Take a Seat

CNC Basecamp welcomes special guest, Dillon Baker, as he builds several stylish, plywood seating projects for his upcoming book. View Episode Details

Episode 021: Art Deco Vase
Episode 021: Art Deco Vase

I used to always think of wood vases as a project to be spun on a lathe, but now I … View Episode Details

Episode 020: Decorative Domino Set
Episode 020: Decorative Domino Set

It isn't always fun and games in the workshop, but today we've got a project that you can enjoy with … View Episode Details

Episode 019: Curved Plywood Edging
Episode 019: Curved Plywood Edging

Just like grandma used to say, "There is more than one way to skin plywood!" Here is one way to … View Episode Details

Episode 018: Ruler Accessories
Episode 018: Ruler Accessories

Wood tools are always a pleasure to use, and they look beautiful in the shop after the work is done. … View Episode Details

Episode 017: Aluminum Milling Basics
Episode 017: Aluminum Milling Basics

Shop time using my CNC router can be an adventure trying out different materials and techniques. One of my favorite … View Episode Details

Episode 016: V-Carving - Beyond Lettering
Episode 016: V-Carving - Beyond Lettering

V-carving is a CNC toolpath that has a lot of wow factor, producing beautiful, incised lettering in an endless number … View Episode Details

Episode 015: Contemporary Slab Chair
Episode 015: Contemporary Slab Chair

Chairs can be an intimidating woodworking project with all the angles and joints, but this slab chair offers both simplicity … View Episode Details