Video – Make Paper Signs a Little Fancier With A Stepcraft CNC And Drag Knife

We had to prepare for a fair and needed to make some paper signs to put on some yard signs that we were selling. We had two choices, print plain old 8 1/2 x 11 on an inkjet printer or use my Stepcraft CNC with a drag knife to make something fancier. I saw some ideas at a recent visit to Michael’s craft store in the scrapbooking isle. Paper crafts is a very big business and while milling wood and metal is more my thing, I found another very cool use for the Stepcraft machine. ┬áIn seconds, I removed the spindle and inserted the Drag Knife attachment and I was ready to cut.

In this video I show you how to use Photoshop (or any drawing program) and Vectric Cut 2D to create a printed sign that you can bring to the Stepcraft machine to cut a border on.

What I Used

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