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Please join me in congratulating the newest author in our midst!

Oliver (Gaffboat) has just published a beginner's book titled "The Newbie's Guide to CNC Routing". I've read it, and it's the best thing for beginners I've seen yet. As you can imagine, there's nothing dry or lecture-like about it. It's done in a down to earth, conversational tone with some injections of humor along the way. And he's gone out of his way to avoid overpowering the reader with unnecessary jargon or advanced techniques. In the 60 or so pages of instruction, he gives the newbie just as much as they need to start using their machine and having fun with it.

In every chapter there were things I learned that would have helped me to avoid frustrations and unnecessary mistakes if I had read the book when I first bought my machine.

There’s an excellent explanation of using vectors and layers, and it has the first down to earth, easily understandable explanation I've seen of the principle of chip load, by using specifications from bit manufacturers along with varying your rate of feed and bit rpm to get the best looking results.

In the appendix, there's a very good glossary, some pages of reference charts, and some blank feed and speed work sheets to experiment with chip loads on your own machine and document what effect each variation had on the end result.

I highly recommend the book for beginners and those who are considering the purchase of a CNC machine, as well as those ( like me) who have limited experience so far and could greatly benefit from common sense explanations that I hadn't seen before.

Here's the link for the book:
https://www.amazon.com/Newbies-Guide...s+guide+to+cnc
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Glad to see you have this published, Oliver. I know it has to be a great tool for the new CNC owner and probably for us who have had CNC's for a couple of years.

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Well done Oliver.
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Is this really by "our very own Oliver"?

Me thinks it brilliant, and congratulations are in order.

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I believe our very own Ollie has become a bit smitten since coming over to the dark side of wood working -- the CNC!

Congtats Prof!!

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I don't have a CNC, or contemplate buying one soon ,But I just ordered my copy. Maybe I can understand more what CNC is all about.

Congratulations Oliver, for going that extra step to help others understand CNC woodworking and I sincerely I hope it is a big success and well accepted by the CNC community,and other woodworkers. Good Show Ole Chap.
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Thanks for the kind comments, all. This book isn't about making money, and I'll be surprised if I ever make enough to pay a portion of my CNC investment so far. It was written because when I got started with CNC, the manual that came with my CNC was specific to the machine and assumed I knew what I was doing. Too many CNC instructions are either machinist-centric or written in the language of a technical manual, making them hard to understand when you don't even know the CNC vocabulary. My goal is to help the newbie get some basic information under their belt to shorten their learning curve. If I can help one person, I'll be satisfied.

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Congratulations are definitely in order. But sorry I won't be buying a copy, CNC is just not part of my fun space.
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Way to go, Oliver! Anyone who's seen your work, will appreciate your knowledge of the subject.
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