MATERIALS THAT CAN BE CUT INCLUDE:
Solid hardwood or softwood
Plywood, MDF, particleboard and other sheet stock
Plastics, such as acrylic and polyethylene (LDPE / HDPE)
High-Density Urethane (HDU), also referred to as SignFoam
*Insulation foams such as extruded polystyrene CANNOT be cut on the router!
Always be sure to bring extra material for test cuts and/or mistakes caused by possible shifting of material on the router bed.
Students must supply their own materials and be sure that they will fit on the 4' x 6' router bed. If you are using plywood, make sure to get as flat of a piece as possible. If your material stock is glued up, be sure that it has had sufficient time to dry. Use liberal amounts of glue spread evenly across the material to ensure complete adhesion when laminating materials. Also please note your actual material thickness, as this may effect your file settings. Calipers are located in the Workshop to get the exact thickness of your material. For example, if using 3/4" plywood, it is likely the actual thickness is .6875". These exact dimensions must be used for toolpathing.