Boutique Vinyl Record Storage Designer Keeps Things Custom With CNC

Vinyl record enthusiasts have always needed a place to store their collections, but David Stanavich believes that it’s about more than storage. The records need to be accessible so collectors can not only marvel at their collections, but also enjoy the music.

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Making Art in Wood with a PCNC 770

[youtube]qz0jY-Ngjh4[/youtube] Every month we get to have some fun cutting one of the parts from our Tormach Projects Library. This month we decided to go easy and create some art with a 3D relief in wood. This project was provided to us by one of our local makerspaces. Chris Meyer, the founder of Sector67, originally used a 5x5x5 block of cedar, but we found some scrap 4x4 pine in the shop.

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The Ups and Downs of Machining Wood

Wood is a great material to cut when you first start learning to machine – it’s fast and cheap. But, machining in wood has a darker side as well.

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More than Machining, We're Makers

For obvious reasons, we're pretty well-versed when it comes to machining here at Tormach. But throughout our company - in several different departments - we also have an array of makers. We've seen Tormach employees create everything from horseshoe lamps to remaking wedding rings to DIY 3D printers.

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Milling for Hobby and for Profit

Small shops have found a lot of success milling parts and components with both the PCNC 1100 and the PCNC 770 mills. Using both of these mills in conjunction, Tim Lothe has developed an accomplished shop being the parts supplier for larger shops as they work on major projects.

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Modern Luthiers Embrace CNC for Guitar Building

On the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz, CA, supports a thriving musical community with several luthiers local to the area. It’s here, just a short commute from Silicon Valley’s High Tech Corridor, that amateur guitarist and professional technologist John Bower has married old world craftsmanship with CNC technology. Bower manufactures guitar parts for several professional luthiers with his Tormach PCNC 1100.

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