Woodworking Techniques and Advice
Written by R.W. Lee Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00
Some cabinetmakers view design software as too complicated and hard to learn. However, if they would take a moment to think about how they learned their trade and their knowledge of parts manufacturing and assembly, it might not seem so daunting.
Written by R.W. Lee Monday, 13 February 2017 00:00
Nothing sells a CNC machine like a live demonstration. Customers gather around and marvel at the precise movements, instead of focusing on the software that makes the machine do its magic.
Written by R.W. Lee Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00
NextWave Automation has paired a fence and router lift to create the Ready2Rout joinery system, which makes setting up a router table to cut blind and half-blind dovetails, box joints, dados and rabbets as easy a pressing a button.
Written by R.W. Lee Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00
When woodworkers hear “CNC,” they usually think of a large 3-axis machine zipping back and forth cutting sheet goods into parts. In their mind, most machining is at 90 degrees in the vertical and horizontal planes.
Written by R.W. Lee Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00
Installation of a three-axis CNC router for panel processing is, obviously, a significant capital investment. But other challenges remain, such as space and electrical requirements; dust collection and compressor upgrades; software buying decisions and employee training. There are other considerations, but this list is enough to scare off many small-shop owners.
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