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Project by dannelson posted 969 days ago 1300 views 0 times favorited 12 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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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 969 days ago

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.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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groovy_man_6

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#2 posted 969 days ago

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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ShaneA

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#3 posted 969 days ago

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

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doncutlip

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#4 posted 969 days ago

Preserving history is good, thanks.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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rusty2010

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#5 posted 969 days ago

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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Bearpie

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#6 posted 968 days ago

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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dubsaloon

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#7 posted 967 days ago

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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dubsaloon

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#8 posted 967 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 967 days ago

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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dannelson

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#10 posted 967 days ago

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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optimusprime

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#11 posted 964 days ago

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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oldnovice

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#12 posted 146 days ago

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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