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. In 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
- Stepcraft-2/840 CNC System w/UCCNC software
- Stepcraft Drag Knife
- Vectric Cut 2D
- Cricut StandardGrip Adhesive Cutting Mat, 12 by 12, Set of 2