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My first big CNC project: An organizer rack for parts | ZDNet

It is possible to build a whole storage cabinet utilizing 3/4-inch plywood as a filament and not making any saw cuts at all. David Gewirtz proved the validity of this technique in his first major CNC project. He started with drawing diagrams on his computer, hooking up a robot, and feeding it a piece of thick plywood. The result was a handy organizing rack. He gives most of the design credit for his storage unit to The Internet because that is where the majority of the information was obtained on how to create the unit. Additionally, by launching Zoom on the computer that he was using at the same time as the CNC was running, he was able to have a nice view of the whole work process.

Key Takeaways:

  • The racks were put together first by using a mock sketch and then using a CAD program with 3D printing.
  • Fusion 360 is a CAD program and it can create CNC designs as well as 3D printable objects.
  • When it came to assembling the rack there were some materials needed such as glue, clamps and brad nails.

“They were also a bit difficult to take off the shelves, and when stored on their sides, some of the smaller items jumped from compartment to compartment.”

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