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This Instructable is about making a custom stomp pad for a snowboard. It uses CNC Design, CNC Programming and CNC Plasma Cutting to get the entire job done. It first starts out on the computer side of CNC, then moves on to the Machining side of CNC.

You can also view the project at:
http://www.cncinformation.com/CNCBlog/

Then on the left click on the video series. I am trying to video each step in the CNC Process so people new to the Hobby can get an overview.

Thanks,
Ivan Irons
Machine Tutorial
Learn CNC
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Step 1: CNC Stomp Pad 1 | CNC Project Intro | CNC Tutorial Video | CNC Plasma Cutting | G-Code Programming | CAD | CAM | DIY CNC | GCode

CNC Stomp Pad 1 | CNC Project Introduction | CNC Tutorial Video



CNC Project that is shot in a tutorial sequence. It goes from the Design, CAD, CAM, Control, CNC Plasma Cutting and then final as CNC Project that is shot in a tutorial sequence. It goes from the Design, CAD, CAM, Control, CNC Plasma Cutting and then final assembly. Check out this CNC How-To.
First we go over the project goals and why we are doing this. We also outline the steps of the project and also the software we will use.

Thanks,
Ivan Irons
CNC Information
CNC Blog
http://www.cncinformation.com
http://www.cncinformation.com/CNCBlog/

Step 2: CNC Stomp Pad 2 | CNC Design Illustrator | CNC Creative Design | CAM G-Code Programming | CAD | CNC Art | Artwork CNC | CNC Plasma Cutting

CNC Stomp Pad 2 | CNC Design Adobe Illustrator | CNC Creative Design



In this next video we go over the design of the CNC Stomp Pad. We use Adobe Illustrator to sketch it out. We prepare something that a CNC Plasma Cutter could follow.
Illustrator is a great program to use to create Artistic CNC Plasma Projects. It is a pro at Vector Graphics which is something a CAD Program and CNC Machine can read. It is also very flexible on the artistic side of design.

Thanks,
Ivan Irons
Machine Art
G-Code Info
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Step 3: CNC Stomp Pad 3 | CNC Rhino CAD | CNC Computer Aided Drafting Work | CAD Blocks | Polylines | G-Code Prep | Computer Design | Engineer Designing Work

CNC Stomp Pad 3 | CNC Rhino CAD | CNC Computer Aided Drafting Work



In this CNC Tutorial Video we go over the design in CAD. We resize it to our dimensions and then convert it into a DXF File. Finally the DXF File is ready for CAM.
We use Rhino CAD to go through and scale our project to the size of the snowboard. Rhino outputs just about any file time. We are after a DXF file and it can output muliple types of DXF Files. Perfect for our Project!

Thanks,
Ivan Irons
CAD Design
Drafting Info
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Step 4: CNC Stomp Pad 4 | CNC SheetCAM | CNC G-Code Programming | Computer Machining | Metal Work | CNC Cutting | Metal Cuts | DIY CNC | Hobby CNC

CNC Stomp Pad 4 | CNC SheetCAM | CNC G-Code Programming



Here we set the CAM Programming parameters in SheetCam. Next we finalize the G-Code for the project. You also get a quick look at some CNC Post-Processing.
SheetCam in my opinion is the best CAM Software for plasma cutting. It is simple, makes your lead-ins and lead-outs and has multiple post-processors available. Perfect for any sort of customized G-Code you want.
We go through and prepare our project for the shop and CNC Plasma Cutting.

Thanks,
Ivan Irons
CAM Design
G-Code Program
http://www.cncinformation.com
http://www.cncinformation.com/CNCBlog/

Step 5: CNC Stomp Pad 5 | CNC Mach 3 GCode | CNC G-Code Control Software | Computer Program | CNC Artwork | Art Part | Machining | Machine Program | Mach 3 Artsoft

CNC Stomp Pad 5 | CNC Mach 3 GCode | CNC G-Code Control Software



In this video we go through Mach 3 to look over the g-code. We are checking to see if we have any problems before we go to the CNC Plasma Cutter.
Mach 3 is a great place to check your G-Code before you actually machine something. And why not. Why smash up your machine when you can run it in a great CNC Control Program and check to see if you have things correct.
Simulate a CNC Cut or cut air before you actually machine something.

Thanks,
Ivan Irons
Mach 3 CNC Program
G-Code Machine Program
http://www.cncinformation.com
http://www.cncinformation.com/CNCBlog/

Step 6: CNC Stomp Pad 6 | CNC Plasma Cutting | CNC Video Tutorial

CNC Stomp Pad 6 | CNC Plasma Cutting | CNC Video Tutorial



Last video we checked our g-code to make sure our program was correct. Now we go out to the shop and do some work. We zero out the cnc plasma cutter and start cutting our aluminum stomp pad. Aluminum is interesting to cut on your CNC Plasma Cutter. For me it seems to take more energy to cut.
Once we are done, we look it over and note the slag or dross we will have to grind off next.

Thanks,
Ivan Irons
Plasma Cut Video Tutorial
Machining Books
http://www.cncinformation.com
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Step 7: CNC Stomp Pad 7 | Part Griding | CNC Plasma Video Tutorial

CNC Stomp Pad 7 | Part Griding | CNC Plasma Video Tutorial



When you cut something out with a plasma cutter there is slag left over you have to remove. This slag is officially called "dross" when it come to plasma cutting.
In this video we rough grind the cnc stomp pad to remove the dross. I call it "rough grind" because later we will use a DA Sander to smooth it all out.

Thanks,
Ivan Irons
Metal Part Grinding
CNC eBook
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Step 8: CNC Stomp Pad 8 | Sanding & Spikes | CNC Videos Tutorial | G-Code Programming | CAD/CAM Tutorial

CNC Stomp Pad 8 | Sanding & Spikes | CNC Videos Tutorial



During this CNC Video Segment we sand our CNC Stomp Pad with a Dual Action (DA) sander. We are taking out any deep scratches and giving it a matte finish. The CNC Plasma Cut part then is taken over to a stand.
We look at different traction spikes and how they will look. After selecting a spike type, we start laying them out. We layout some marks where we will drill holes in the next video.

Thanks,
Ivan Irons
Learn CNC Tutorials
Machining Information
http://www.cncinformation.com
http://www.cncinformation.com/CNCBlog/

Step 9: CNC Stomp Pad 9 | Drill Holes | CNC Learning Videos | G-Code Project | CNC Programming Video | DIY CNC

CNC Stomp Pad 9 | Drill Holes | CNC Learning Videos



In this video we drill the holes in our CNC Stomp Pad. We need to add the traction spikes and they are really a screw and nut. We drill the holes then clean them out.
We bend the stomp pad while drilling and we must hammer it flat next.
A quick DA Sanding to make the pad look good, then we are on the the next step which is finalizing the CNC stomp pad.

Thanks,
Ivan Irons
Learn CNC Tutorials
Machining Information
http://www.cncinformation.com
http://www.cncinformation.com/CNCBlog/

Step 10: CNC Stomp Pad 10 | Assembly | Final Photos | CNC DIY Project | G-Code Programming | Learn CNC Steps | CNC Tutorials | CNC Programming

CNC Stomp Pad 10 | Assembly | Final Photos | CNC DIY



Here is the final video in the CNC Stomp Pad Tutorial Video Series. In this video, we go over the final assembly of the stomp pad. We go over how to add the traction spikes to the stomp pad.
Then we watch as we used double sided tape to adhere it to the snowboard. A little tricky as the tape is very sticky and we have lots of odd shapes to work iwth.
Finally we take a look at some final photos of the CNC Stomp Pad on the Snowboard.

One Final Note:
The Stomp Pad works perfectly. I love the fact you can customize your life with CNC.

See you on the slopes,
Ivan Irons

CNC Videos Tutorials
G-Code
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Hello, and welcome to the Instructables community! This currently does not meet our criteria for an Instructable. A completed Instructable: <br/><br/>- details a finished project with instruction (not just links to instructions) <br/>- has clear images that you took of your project (web-found clip-art is not acceptable) <br/>- uses proper spelling and grammar <br/>- contains appropriate cautions or safety considerations <br/>- does not violate someone else's copyright <br/>- does not violate the Instructables terms of service <br/>- is typically written about something you are very passionate about and want to share. <br/><br/>If this is a comment, a question, a small tip, or something that cannot truly be a finish project, please post it as a forum topic. If you are looking to start a collaboration, post a topic in the forums. Look here for tips on writing a great Instructable. <br/><br/><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/ELHMNOA69REUF10WM7/">https://www.instructables.com/id/ELHMNOA69REUF10WM7/</a> <br/><br/>So, it has been unpublished. Please do not republish until it has been corrected. When you republish, if everything is fixed, I'll remove this note. Multiple attempts to republish without correction will result in deletion.<br/>
I'd like to disagree with you. This looks like a very solid instructable. Maybe you have different "standards" then the rest of us, but I find no problems at all with this 'ible at all.
It has been changed since that comment was posted. That's why it said this will be unpublished. When ivanirons republished it looked better, so that cimment doesn't apply anymore.
<p>When I checked this, cncinformation.com was suspended.</p>
<p>Funny I went to your cnc site </p><p><a href="http://www.cncinformation.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.cncinformation.com</a></p><p>when you try to sign up free .....by clicking on the site marker ,it takes you to a </p><p>Page .That's says </p><p>&quot;You are not authorised to view this resource.<br>You need to login.&quot; .usually you will have a register spot where the log in is ..</p>
<p>If anybody needs help with the CNC programming there is a learn at home course that is very helpful:</p><p><a href="http://www.ciebookstore.com/cnc-programming-course" rel="nofollow">http://www.ciebookstore.com/cnc-programming-course</a></p>
Great tutorial! I'm interested in doing something similar and wonder if there's an online retailer you could recommend that sells traction spikes similar to yours?
Your machine cuts very cool, I'm buildin my own one
If you want to get those completely flus you can counter taper off the holes in the spikes and enlarge the hole in the plate with a taper. Due to the thinness of that plate they may rip off pretty easy. As is I would cut a hole in the tape where it covers the screw and with the tapes thickness it should sit flush. Nice video series. I hope to build a CNC one day. They are pretty popular know so the knowledge base is growing thats to guys like you. Thanks.
Thanks for publishing. I think the videos are incredibly clear, and this is a useful set of instructions for anyone starting out in CNC. This tutorial looks good, but needs pictures to really shine on the site. What tends to happen is that instructables without pictures get lost in the crowd and don't see many hits. It's because thumbnails that define the instructable when a user first sees it are generated by the images within, and without images, it looks generic. Would you mind getting pictures of the process (screencaps would be fine) and resubmitting after you've edited them in?

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