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Project by dannelson posted 11-30-2011 12:51 AM 1691 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this window trim was made for an 1890’s victorian in Milwaukee. no plans just alot of research, all arches and trim were cut in a day on our cnc. alot of guys think that its not really woodworking, but to us the cnc is just another tool in the box.

-- nelson woodcrafters

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 01:07 AM

This is Great work!

Of COURSE using a CNC machine is woodworking! That’s like saying a mortising machine isn’t woodworking because you COULD have used a hammer and chisel.

This look fantastic – you should take great pride in bringing back a house like that to it’s former glory.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 01:26 AM

yeah man, that’s great stuff. Nothing wrong with bringing new technology to an old art form. I was just sitting here trying to imagine how it would have been done in the old days, how many different pieces of wood, how to get all the bends and arches, etc..

nice product, I love victorians!

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#3 posted 11-30-2011 01:49 AM

Looks good, which is really all that matters. Nice job.

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#4 posted 11-30-2011 02:35 AM

Preserving history is good, thanks.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 11-30-2011 03:32 AM

Looks great. I have to agree with Bob, the tools don’t make the man. it’s the mans vision and talent

-- check, recheck then check again

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#6 posted 11-30-2011 10:01 PM

I’m always looking for better and newer tools to make my work better, faster and easier. CNC is just another tool that would fit right in! Forget what people say about new fangled tools. Michaelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci would love those tools!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 12-01-2011 12:19 PM

Some people have all the tools and I guess they should look what they can do. Wonderfully executed restoration.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#8 posted 12-01-2011 12:19 PM

What wood did you use?

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#9 posted 12-01-2011 12:25 PM

It looks like nice work to me. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 12-02-2011 12:20 AM

thanks for all the great replys, to answer dubsaloon the historical committee spec’ed clear pine. primed on both sides

-- nelson woodcrafters

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#11 posted 12-05-2011 01:56 AM

Lookin real good.And i’m not just saying that because you,re beautifying the city of my birth

-- Just hammering through life!!!

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#12 posted 03-02-2014 12:26 AM

A very good project, a lot of work, and good results! Milwaukee, in the snow?
It’s also nice to see a forum where no ones poo poos CNC work like so many others.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 09-21-2014 04:49 AM

Of course it’s a tool. If I could afford it, there would be one setting in my shop for sure. Congrats on owning one

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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