Woodworking Techniques and Advice

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?”



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.



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.



Next-gen joinery system can save time and boosts profits

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.



3-D modeling programs add a new dimension

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.



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