Our large, industrial quality CNC Router at Ace Monster Toys was inherited from a guitar maker in 2012, where it was transported from Santa Cruz to Oakland, and is now used by our members. This large CNC Router is capable of making complex curves and shapes in panels up to 5’ x 6’ at speeds of 200 inches/minute and finds use on projects of all sizes.
We continue to upgrade the CNC Router with new features and parts. In 2016, the router was improved with better dust collection, resurfacing to create a level working surface, and a new central control box. This year we also created two videos on the Basics on CNC Router operation to share with all makerspaces, and held classes at AMT on how to use ours. Like our other large tools, members can join the approved user list by following the videos or class and demonstrating competence.
Training and certification
The CNC Router requires that you either take the 2 day class or get one-on-one training from the steward prior to use.
More details about our large CNC Router can be found on the wiki here: Large CNC Router