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post #1 of 80 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Just ordered a machine from cncrouterparts. 4824pro with vcarve pro 9.5. I'm not new to woodworking including lathe work, however CNC? whole new game for me. The unit has a 4 week lead time, so I'm trying to research everything I can before it arrives. Advice from anyone for a beginner? Best starter project? Tool paths has me a little confused.
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YouTube will likely be your new best friend for awhile. I also have a Pro 4824. You can find several good videos on assemble of the CNCRP machines. Mark Lindsay CNC has good videos on VCarve Pro for the absolute beginner. Vectric LTD also has a complete list of videos. Paul Campbell and several others have a complete listing for Mach3. You can learn everything you need to know with these videos.

It may be a little overwhelming in the start, just stay with it. You can download a trail version of VCarve Pro 9.5 from Vectric website to use until you get your license from CNCRP.
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Welcome aboard. Vectric has a lot of videos on You Tube. Git-to-watchin'!
That is what I did. Had no idea. But by the time I could afford the machine, I already had some projects designed. I don't know if you already have the software or not, but you can download free trial versions to play with.

My thinking is the KISS method - keep it simple stupid! Your noggin' will appreciate it.
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I'd go to Vectric.com and start watching the tutorial video for Vcarve Pro. https://support.vectric.com/tutorial...gory=1&order=1

I had a few weeks between ordering and getting my 1st CNC and felt at least like I could set up and cut a few scraps with no trouble after watching those videos.

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One of our faves, Gaffboat just put out a The Newbie's Guide to CNC Routing: Getting started with CNC machining for woodworking and other crafts, on Amazon. Has good basic informaiton for someone in your situation. https://www.amazon.com/Newbies-Guide...s++Prof.+Henry

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Welcome to the forum, Cary! Be sure to post photos of your shop, projects, CNC build, etc. We like pictures!

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I just got my license for VCarve and downloaded it last night to play with. I will look up Mark Lindsay & Paul Campbell to view their videos. Guess I'll keep the coffee going and spend some time in YouTube.
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I am a big fan of K.I.S.S. I also just ordered the 'Newbie's Guide to CNC Routing' thanks DRT
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welcome and have fun with your new CNC
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