Project Hack From IWF Day 1

"USA - Motorcycles"

We thought it would be fun to try and create a Design and Make CNC Project Hack for every day we are at the IWF Show in Atlanta.  This hack was put together on the first day of the show as a bit of a demo.

"USA - Motorcycles"

This layout was created using models from these projects:

Fonts used are:

  • Impact, Candara

Note - This hack was assembled in Aspire V8 for presentation purposes.  It could have been done in VCarve Pro V8 or VCarve Desktop.

Why not hack together your own layout mixing and matching models from other projects or from your own library!  For some great inspiration check out our  hacks page!

Customer Focus - Ted Gauthier

Ted is the Deputy Fire Chief for Bloomfield Village fire department, Bloomfield Township Michigan, and does CNC'ing in his spare time.  He also races/flies hot air balloons... wow... that's a busy guy!  Last year he sent in this finished piece he made for his local Fire Chief.

Fire Chief Plaque


"I used a .25 in. End mill for the roughing and profile. I used the 1/16 ball nose for the finishing cut and a 60 degree V carve bit for the letters. I use Vectric VCARVE Pro 8 software"

Ted used models from 2 different projects to create this hack - 

Local Heroes - Firefighter No.1
Local Heroes - Police No.1

What a great layout for a retirement plaque or with a quick change of text a years of service award.

Ted's Home Built CNC Machine

"My CNC is a homemade. Plans by Dave Gatton. The CNC cutting area is 24 inches by 34 inches. "

What a great looking machine!!!  Amazing the detail you can get from a machine made mainly out of plywood! 

Thank you Ted for sharing your project and CNC pictures with us!

For more Customer Focus posts click here! 

Local Heroes - Law Enforcement!

Introducing our second project celebrating local heroes...
Police Officers No.1


This is our second project celebrating local heroes or everyday heroes we have in our communities.

The first one we released was focused on firefighters and now we would like to include law enforcement professionals. The men and women who keep our children, family, homes, roads and cities safe.  Not only that but the important part they play in educating our little ones, serving the community in more ways than we can list and being there as a role model.

This project includes 6 models:

  • Eagle No.2
  • Police Hat No.1
  • Ribbon No.12
  • Ribbon No.13
  • Badge Shape No.2
  • Sign Shape - Police Shield

Plus 1 Assembled Layout and Project Sheet for just $30.00! 

Order and Download it today!

Above are a few other very quick layouts that just might get you inspired!

Hope you enjoy this project... comments welcome!

Be safe and let the chips fly!

The CNCminiProjects Team