BlueCarve CNC

Bringing prototyping and design to homes and businesses

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Base and Waste board

You will need both a base board and waste board for your Bluey. I recommend having both so that once you have destroyed your waste board, it is easier to replace. The base board is
slipped in first and secured to your table, with the waste board screwed to that base board centered in the middle. Even though your total possible cut area is 750×750, you can get three sheets from the one full sheet

  • Base board thickness 18mm (~$39 at Bunnings for a full sheet)
  • 995x940mm (x1)
  • 700x700mm (x2)

If you have opted for an upgraded size, use the following calculations for the base and waste board:

  • 1000×1500 – base 1495x940mm and waste 750x1250mm


It is ideal for your table to be as solid as possible to maintain a levelled surface. The more rigid your table, the more resilient it will be to warping over the seasons.

Use the following calculations as a minimum for your table:

  • 1000×1000 – 1200x1000mm
  • 1000×1500 – 1200x1500mm
Rail Size

1000 x 1000, 1000 X 1500

Z Axis

Standard, Upgrade