A Digital Woodworker’s Diary…

A Digital Woodworker's Diary...

Woodworkers have many choices in how they choose to work. Some prefer hand tools. Others a hybrid combination of hand and power. With new digitally controlled options like CNC routers, laser cutters and other tools, there are even more possibilities to consider. digital.woodworking is an online journal focused on exploring this exciting new world.

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Building A Desktop Sized CNC From A Kit

The Shapeoko XL is a very interesting CNC. It comes in easy to build kit form, costs about $1500 and uses a trim router. Now, there are a number of inexpensive CNCs out there, especially for the hobbyist  "Maker" market but I haven't seen one that I thought was up to the heavy duty task of woodworking.  This one is well designed, smartly engineered and just might be up for the job as budget ...

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It’s about CAD

Digital woodworking tools are a challenging, sometimes frustrating and always a lot of fun to work with. But, it's easy to be distracted by cool high tech hardware, computers, CNCs, laser cutters, digital routers and miss the most important tool of them all: CAD design software. Without it, you won't get very far. But with it, it'll take you and what you want to make as far as your imagination ...

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