PERRYSBURG, Ohio – CNC manufacturer Next Wave Automation is celebrating its 10th anniversary by offering free online downloads to make a commemorative chess set.

The instructions and VCarve files for making the set will be available for no charge on the company’s website ( The first files available now cover making the board and Piranha Pawns. Instructions for a new piece will be offered each month until the set is complete.

“I started Next Wave Automation in 2007 when I introduced the CNC Shark as an affordable, made-in-the USA, full-function CNC machine for hobbyists and small shops,” said Tim Owens, founder and CEO. “Up until then, there weren’t any real CNC choices for woodworkers when it came to CNC machines. The CNC Shark changed all of that.”

Instructions and design files to make this chessboard and a full chess set are available free from Next Wave Automation.

Since the introduction of the CNC Shark in 2007, Next Wave Automation has introduced an entire line of desktop CNC machines and accessories and has won several industry awards for its innovative products. Next Wave Automation products are distributed across the United States by an ever-expanding dealer network.

Next Wave Automation manufactures a full line of desktop CNC machines, ranging from the CNC Piranha to the CNC HD4 Extended. The commemorative chess set can be made using any of the company’s CNC models by taking advantage of the double-sided machining available in Vectric’s New V9 Software.

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