The How in the How To: CNC'ing a Stencil
In creating our new Eat Mesquite product we had to figure out a few things in order to home manufacture. I want to quickly share how we used our CNC machine to create the stencil for the packaging.
I provided Mikey with the art and he ran it on the CNC using a v shaped carving bit. We carved the image into mat board, the kind you use for picture framing. It was free, scraps at the frame shop. The CNC did three passes to complete it. What took the most time was doing a million revisions of the art to arrive at an image that had fat enough lines without compromising design.