Well as you can see from my profile I am new to this type of woodworking. When I was young I worked with my dad building houses. But that type of work is not the same as making things out of wood. So far I have a small collection of tools and I am makind due with what I have. That being said, working with ruff lumber and no planer or jointer has been a challenge. I did make a small CNC router a few years ago. I was quit surprised that it did work. The learning curve has been a hard one as you have to do the drawing in CAD. Then convert them with a CAM software to run on a third program that runs the machine. Originally I was going to cut out radio controlled airplane parts with my machine. Then I started looking at this site and I had to give this a try. Just after I really got interested in this we got a new grandson and he has taken up most of my time. As you can see in the picture below he is going to be a very big help soon.
I have posted a couple of projects that required the use of my CNC router and you guys wanted pictures. So here is a picture of the poor old thing I built. Keep in mind I was not sure I could get it to work when I started out. So as you can see I never finished it up with things like a wire tray and box for the electronics. Its hot out in my shop so I leave the computer and control board out where it can get some air. I have a whole house fan mounted at the end of the machine for dust control.
Because I don’t have a planer I have to use my machine to flatten ruff stock. Here is a couple of pictures of some of the scrap I have found at the saw mill. I use this to make boxes with.
And finally here is a picture of a very ugly scrap I found and the box top I made out of it.
And lastly I want to thank everyone here on this site for sharing your woodworking projects with me. I have learned more in the last year here than I would have in many years of trial and error.
Have a great day