Beginner machining tips - funny & relevant CNC video

Found this on the Make: YouTube channel. Really funny, reminds me of my own ongoing journey in CNC.

The takeaway, as it says in the video: “You WILL learn things the hard way.”


Good god, that plunge rate at about 1:50 in the video…haha. My favorite motto (which I’m working on a sign for the shop right now…) “Learning has ocurred!”

It’s one of the reasons I get a little verbose in some of my project posts here and I try to include a “what did I learn” block. Hopefully so others can learn from my mistakes, but also it helps me remember by using the forum as a sort of job and project history log for myself.