The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #58: A Unique CNC made clock-camera, and first impressions of the CNC Shark HD3

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 10-18-2015 01:15 PM 1580 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first CNC project, which gave me a chance to try out the CNC shark HD3. While I make it you will hear my opinion of the machine, and CNC woodworking in general. I love this project because it is unique as far as CNC woodworking goes. It doesn’t LOOK like a CNC project!

You may also like to read my comparison of the CNC Shark and the X-Carve, along with some tips on what to look for in any CNC machine you may be considering. You can read that here.

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#1 posted 10-18-2015 06:35 PM

Stumpy…. I am your father!

Welcome to the dark side :^p

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#2 posted 10-18-2015 06:36 PM

Best of luck in the New CNC FRONTIER!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 10-19-2015 02:51 AM

It is good to see a “real” wood working project, crafted with the use of a CNC….
Not the “artsy” surreal projects, only capable from a CNC.

A very well done video!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 10-19-2015 05:04 PM

That drilling through the base for dowels as a place holder was way cool.
The other CNC’s we see given away are more like toys.
The Shark and other CNC that use real routers are the way to go for real work but they cost $$$.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#5 posted 10-19-2015 05:05 PM

Woodworking on the CNC is no joke. I’ve been going at it for a few years now. Check out some of my work at

-- Zach @

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#6 posted 10-20-2015 12:16 AM

Very interesting to learn more about CNC machines and the work they’re capable of doing.

-- Dean

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#7 posted 10-20-2015 01:21 AM

Stumpy you are Michigan’s next or new Mort Neff (sorry Jay Bates). All serious aside to more serious- You may want to use MDF as your material of choice for practice, or final pieces, because it only costs $1-2 sq ft. The substrate that I use is Medite a very high quality (density), rated for outdoors and it costs $2 sqft. Looking forward to seeing Stumpy style jigs; fixtures; regardless of machines “we gotta hold this stuff down” and yes I did notice, that you used screws on the cutout piece. This will change soon… feel free to ask me why, and I will send you photos of Ooops and then goes $$$ on “bits” and a ruined work piece… Rockler won’t like it.
ps Stumpy are we going to resurrect “Na Na a Boo Boo… my CNC is bigger than…”

-- Desert_Woodworker

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