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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Laser Cutters

I've been curious about laser cutters for a long time. Though, some things are similar to CNCs — the X/Y movements, for example, a lot of things are different. For one thing, with fewer parameters to set and control, they are simpler to operate. Most settings have to do with the power needed for a given operation, say engraving or cutting through something. But, thanks to good design they can be ...

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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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