Carbide Create: A Simple CNC Box
For this tutorial we will use:
- Width: 9.5″
- Depth: 3.5″
- Height 7.375″
- Thickness(s): 0.5″ thick wood. 0.0625″ thick plexiglass and 0.125″ plywood
- Inset: 0.125″ from front and back edges and 0.25″ deep
It is also necessary to determine the orientation of the box --- this particular case is envisioned as standing up, or hanging on a wall, more as a shadow box.
Launch Carbide Create and choose a stock size with reasonable proportions for your monitor and which is comfortably larger than all the parts involved:
It is probably also helpful to go into Document Background | Edit and set the grid spacing to and integral value of the box dimensions --- 0.125" should be fine enough:
Draw in rectangles for the top, bottom, front, back, and sides:
- 7.375″ × 3.5″ (top/bottom)
- 3.5″ × 9.5″ (sides)
- 7.375″ × 9.5″ (front/back)
Rearrange and rotate the rectangles as desired:
As depicted in the video (see the stills at: http://community.carbide3d.com/t/a-simple-cnc-box-in-depth/7530/3 ) some parts must be inset / smaller than the nominal dimension of the box to allow for joinery. This becomes clear as one draws in the pockets for the joinery.