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There’s plenty more that CNC routers like the LongMill are capable of doing once you’re comfortable with the process of going from an idea on a piece of paper to a final product.

Project Ideas

If you’d like some inspiration, we spent some time putting together a categorized list below of all the items we could think of that can be made on a CNC router.

General

  • Signs (house number, business, alert, etc.)
  • Lettering (indoor decoration / kids names)
  • Picture frames
  • Wood boxes
  • Stands, organizing trays, bins
  • Clamping system
  • Wood & wire inlays
  • Automated CNC joinery
  • Bowties & inlays
  • Stencils
  • Engrave existing objects

Furniture

  • Cabinetry
  • Stools, step stools, poop stool
  • Shelf / shelving unit / bookshelf
  • Chairs
  • Cradle / rocking chair
  • Small bench
  • Side tables / nightstands
  • Laptop, tablet stands
  • Monitor riser
  • Coat rack
  • Shoe rack
  • Lamp
  • Drawer pulls
  • Tool storage / holders

Household

  • Coasters / trivets
  • Cutting boards
  • Wooden plates, bowls, utensils
  • Trays, charcuterie boards
  • Cat / dog bowl stands
  • Bottle opener
  • Balance board
  • Money bank
  • Bookmarks / holders
  • Candle holder
  • Comb
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Shopping bag holder
  • Glass rimmer
  • Bookends
  • Bird house
  • Keychain
  • Bathroom organizer

Toys & Activities

  • Puzzles
  • Mazes
  • Chess Board
  • Wooden sword
  • Wooden cars / vehicles
  • Board game
  • Cribbage board
  • Connect four
  • Awards / trophies
  • Elastic gun
  • Wooden animals
  • Dice holder / roller
  • Longboard
  • Slingshot
  • RC cars & planes

Art

  • Sculpture
  • Props, model making
  • Custom guitar body
  • Earring, necklace, pendant
  • Badge
  • Topography / mountain range
  • Ocean / lake carving
  • 3D face
  • Custom mask
  • Custom stamp
  • Branding iron

Other

  • Injection mold dies
  • Carbon fibre frames
  • Circuit boards
  • Lost foam / wax casting
  • Gears
  • Custom ruler
  • Coins

Online CNC File Sites

If you’re looking for some more inspiration, or would like to start by making some pre-made projects, there are plenty of places online which offer pre-made artwork, drawings, and 3D models that are either free or can be purchased. In order to start you off, we put a list of some of these places together. Please note that we’ve done our best to filter out reliable file sources, but downloading any files online can pose a risk so be sure to only get files from sources that you trust.

Art / Drawings

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3D Models

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More Sample Projects

There are a few more internally designed projects that you can also try out if you wish. Each project has a download which contains both the g-code files made for each specific project (pictured) and the original 3D files if you want to CAM them yourself. There are even more designs that we’ve made for use on the MK2 that can be found here if you’re interested in giving them a shot: LongMill Demo Pieces