Woodworking Techniques and Advice
Written by R.W. Lee Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00
To successfully operate a CNC router, shops usually need at least one fully trained operator who is an expert on the necessary software. This includes the design and manufacturing programs (CAD/CAM), as well as for the CNC router’s controller.
Written by R.W. Lee Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00
It’s not unusual for a woodshop to call on a metal shop for help with a project. Maybe you need a custom range hood, some metal railing or a stronger method to hang some cabinets.
Written by R.W. Lee Monday, 14 September 2015 00:00
Many of today’s digital fabrication technologies are not all that new, just a variation on a theme. For instance, electric motors and methods of controlling their speed have been around for more than a century, but new technologies in motor types and their control are critical to the operation of CNC equipment.
Written by R.W. Lee Friday, 31 July 2015 00:00
Oftentimes, when a woodworker hears about a CNC machine, the conversation revolves around a three-axis router for cutting sheet goods, along with debates about the machine’s costs and benefits. Yet very few give thought to how CNC machines other than three-axis routers bring benefits to their shops.
Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00
Many woodworkers are intimidated by digital fabrication, scared away by the prices of hardware and software components and the amount of training required. But there are some inexpensive shortcuts.
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