Steven Cote

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Hello , my name is Steve and I live in the upper North Eastern part of the United States in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. I'm surrounded by some of the most scenic views , Mountains , waterfalls and of course wildlife.

VCarve Pro Adding New Tooling To database

What’s a tooling database ? VCarve Pro Adding New Tooling To database is our topic today. So what is a tooling database anyways ? What’s its purpose ?  How does it help me in my cnc career field. Is it difficult to comprehend and understand in cnc software. These where a few of the questions I had when looking into this deeper. This isn’t an inexpensive undertaking and I wanted to be sure I could handle the learning curve associated with it. I can’t personally speak for any other cnc software. Vcarve Pro is what my shop programs with. This is the software we’ll be discussing.  VCarve Pro Adding New Tooling To database Vcarve Pro makes adding, copying and editing your tooling database a snap. The user interface isn’t difficult and the entire database can be imported or exported. Let’s break down the U.I. for a more simpler to understand…

Valentines Day CNC Router Project

Valentines Day Valentines Day CNC Router Project is our topic today. What is Valentines day? When did this celebration first start ? Each year on Feb.14th we celebrate this day with gifts and goodies for that someone special. This being one of the largest spending holidays. Average spending per person is over $100 dollars with a 2014 revenue of 13 billion dollars. This is no small amount for any holiday. Valentines Day also know as Saint Valentines Day dates back to the 3rd century. The holiday’s named for the Saint Valentine. He was know to have gone against the Roman emperor by defying his orders. Saint Valentine would marry the roman soldiers in secrecy. The emperor wanted all his mighty soldiers unwed so he banned marriage. Saint Valentine defied his leader and was condemned to die. Valentines Day CNC Router Project Our Valentines Day CNC Router Project is simple but quaint.…

Kreg Pocket Hole Joinery System

What’s Pocket Hole Joinery ? Kreg Pocket Hole Joinery System is our topic today. So what is pocket hole joinery ? Pocket hole joinery isn’t new to the woodworking industry. The process is simple and involves drilling out the correct angle to create a pocket. This pocket creates the holes for the fasteners. It perfectly aligns your pockets angle so fasteners don’t go through the fascia of the attached piece of material. Want a hidden fastening system that’s one of the easiest to use ? Look no further. Kreg Pocket Hole Joinery System Kreg Pocket Hole Joinery System was brought to the woodworking industry in the 1990’s. Craig Sommerfield revolutionized pocket joinery and made it affordable.  For the home owner or professional Kreg has a joinery system for you. Kreg’s other systems include joinery, clamping, routing, cutting and measuring jigs. Joint Integrity The Kreg Pocket Hole Joinery System is stronger then conventional…

CNC fabricated winter bird roosting box

How can we help our feathered friends during winter ? CNC Fabricated Winter bird roosting Box is our topic today. So why fabricate our feathered friends a roosting box in the first place ? If you’ve been outside in the winter months you know it’s cold. Far northern regions have temperatures that are life threatening to humans and animals. This is why we fabricate roosting boxes, it gives our birds a fighting chance in the frigid months. Birds are social creatures and flock together, even different species will intermingle with one another. Not all species migrate south to warmer regions for the winter. These species are grateful for our help. Backyard feeders are fun to watch and different diets attract different species. CNC fabricated winter bird roosting box As cnc router owners and operators we design and build one of a kind projects. Take an existing design and make it…

CNC Fabricated Ice Fishing Cusk Rigs

The Long Winter Months CNC Fabricated Ice Fishing Cusk rigs is our topic today. So what do you do in those long cold winter months ? Stuck inside staring at the TV set ? Bored Yet ? Why not get out there and try something a little different for a change ? Let’s go ice fishing ! This past time is one of my favorites and comes for only a few short weeks out of each year. It’s a great opportunity to meet others and show off your shack you built. Everything from politics to golf and sports is discussed out on the ice. Why not strike up a conversation about who you are, what you do and the fact that you own a fabrication shop. This will work to your advantage. CNC Fabricated Ice Fishing Cusk Rigs These CNC Fabricated Ice Fishing Cusk Rigs are simple to fabricate. You don’t…

CNC Woodshop 2018 Shop Project

Out with old and in with the new CNC Woodshop 2018 Shop Project is our topic today. What are we doing in 2018 ? What will separate this year from the last you might ask ? Well for 2018 our shop is looking at undertaking one larger than usual project. We’re combining our knowledge of fabrication with a builder I’ve known for years. The project will cover multiple areas of fabrication from layout and design to physical construction. I so look forward to sharing this project with you all. CNC Woodshop 2018 Shop Project is a modular portable structure. This structure is going to cover 3 functions. It will be used as a camper, an ice fishing shelter and a portable hunting shack. The materials used are everything from reclaimed to purchased. What we can’t find we’ll fabricate. Let’s look at how each of these uses are possible with our…

Woodshop Beneficial Financial Paths

Woodshop’s Financials Woodshop Beneficial Financial Paths are our topic today. What do we mean by financial paths ? Are we talking about our shops expenditures each month ? What things cost us ? No of course not, we’re talking about the different ways to plug your own shop into making money. The life blood of all business. I’ll share with you all the steps I’ve taken to keep our Shop’s doors open. Woodshop Beneficial Financial Paths In order to make our financial paths we must first know the steps in which to take. Simply put, the correct steps make you money and the wrongs ones cost you money. We’ve all made bad financial decisions at one point in our lives, hopefully we learn from them. This is no different in the business world. Let us discuss below the things you’ll need for a successful business. Web Presence or your website…

CNC Woodshop Niche Christmas Projects

What to make for Christmas ? CNC Woodshop Niche Christmas Projects is our topic today. What do I make for someone for the holiday season ? Are there places for woodworkers to go to find these ideas ? What do I need to keep in mind  ? Do I have the time for the project I’ve chosen ? Do I have the skillset for the project I’m looking to do ? What’s the cost of the project I’m looking to do ? These are things I look at when undertaking any project. CNC Woodshop Niche Christmas Projects Here at The Little Little Woodshop this is a very busy time of the year. Not just with clients but the fabrication of gifts for the family. So where do we come up with our ideas ? Simple, by watching others ideas and following many of you on your journeys in woodworking. Social…

Vcarve Pro slab headboard scene tutorial

Why engrave slab headboards ? Vcarve Pro slab headboard scene tutorial is our topic today. Why engrave slab headboards ? Why engrave anything in the first place? Our abilities as engravers allow for us to take an average item and make it better. To personalize it in a way no other can. We do this by use of CAD to scale imagery and place it exactly where we want it to go. Have an old jewelry box laying around ? Put a decorative engraving on the lid. The possibilities are endless. Material Layout For our Vcarve Pro slab headboard scene tutorial we start with the design layout on the material. I want to know where all the discrepancies are. Knot holes. cracks and leaking sap to be more specific. I’ll measure from my materials dead center and measure to find the location of the problems. Write these down somewheres and have…

CNC Router bit types and their uses

CNC Router Bits CNC Router bit types and their uses is our topic today.Why so many router bits ? What’s their purpose ? Which bit do I use for a specific function ? Does the material I use make any difference in which router bit I use ? What is a router bit profile ? How long go they last, what’s their longevity ? Are they expensive, what do they cost ? These questions I needed answers to when I started out. I’ll discuss in greater detail the answers to these questions. CNC Router bit types and their uses I swear there’s as many router bits as there are uses for them. Certain router bits have specific functions but others can multitask. The bits you choose should do what you need. I’ve acquired several over the years but use only a handful. Although I own a cnc machine I still…

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