Woodworking Techniques and Advice

SketchUp makes CAD learning comfortable

Written by R.W. Lee Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

When @Last Software released SketchUp in 2000, woodworkers found an alternative to the high price and learning obstacles of CAD programs.

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When is buying a used CNC your best option?

Written by R.W. Lee Monday, 15 May 2017 00:00

Sticker shock is a predictable reaction from small shops looking to purchase their first CNC setups for cabinet parts production. New high-end American- or European-made machines are in the neighborhood of $125,000 to $250,000. Mid-range machines with fewer features and options range from $75,000 to $100,000.

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Honesty is the best policy for a good CNC sales rep

Written by Jay Hilligrass Monday, 10 April 2017 00:00

The question I’m most often asked is, “What should I consider when buying a CNC router?”

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Easy learning curve for Cabinet Vision software

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.

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Lead by example as you integrate CNC systems

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.

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