CNC Basics – Make Your First Cut

In this video I will walk you through some very simple steps to make your first cuts on a CNC machine. In February I got the Axiom AR8 Pro from my good friend Jay Bates and I was so incredibly intimidated by the machine. I didn’t know where to even begin or how to begin. I want to share my experiences in learning how to use this amazing machine in the hopes to help out some of you that may be in the same boat. I really look forward to learning more and more about this Axiom CNC and sharing everything I can. Be on the lookout for more videos to come.

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Camera and Audio Equipment I Use:

Canon 90D –
Canon 10-18mm Lens –
Rode Wireless Go –
Sigma 18-35 f1.8 Lens –
Neewer Monitor –

Time Stamps

0:00 Intro
2:36 Items being used for CNC cut
3:33 V Carve Pro demo for CNC cut
6:03 Save an engraving tool path in V Carve Pro
7:22 Preview tool path in V Carve Pro
9:23 Clamping workpiece to CNC machine
9:56 Reference points on CNC machine
11:57 Homing the CNC machine
13:36 Setting the bit using the puck
14.55 Starting the cut on the CNC machine
16:43 Result of the CNC cut
17:14 Closing


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