There are many types of CNCs (computer numeric control), but for most woodworkers a 3-axis CNC router is the right tool and also the most affordable. The axis are: X, Y and Z. The spindle or router travels along the long axis and on an overhanging gantry for the perpendicular second axis. The third axis is just the up and down movement of the router or spindle takes as it travels along the other two directions. [Read more…] about How do CNCs Work?
How does a woodworker get started so that they can utilize the benefits of a CNC? A good first step well before you buy a machine or utilize a CNC service is get the software you’re going to need and learn to use it. [Read more…] about Getting Started With Digital Tools
First a bit of personal history. Long before I took up woodworking as a hobby and later furniture making as a profession I had a long career as a designer. [Read more…] about My CNC Story
When using CNCs, there are several new skills and techniques to learn. For example, holding and aligning a board for precision cutting may sound simple but it’s an ongoing challenge for woodworkers using a CNC. [Read more…] about Work Holding
CNC machines come in many sizes, configurations, with features and different levels of precision and price. Prices have dropped rapidly the last few years, but even a small CNC machine is a considered purchase for a hobbyist or professional. [Read more…] about The Machine