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Forum topic by Underdog posted 03-28-2014 01:16 PM 1487 views 0 times favorited 110 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Underdog

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03-28-2014 01:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cnc cnc router forum

Hey folks,

I was thinking that with all the CNC guys here, it would be nice to have a CNC woodworking forum. What got me thinking about it was trying to friend anyone who had a CNC… and then I realized that there were quite a few of us.

What do you think?


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-28-2014 01:23 PM

I don’t have a CNC yet, but hope to. You should prepare for the CNC haters to hassle you. I will watch you just the same.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-28-2014 01:28 PM

I too am wanting a CNC….
Looking to do a DIY build.

Have you checked out www.cnczone.com ? It is EVERYTHING cnc. From DIY cnc router builds to full on metal machining. Great support and a lot of file sharing!!! That is a great aspect to that site. I started there & found my way here, as I need a woodshop, in which to build my cnc.

But yeah, a cnc forum would be nice, but cnczone is really the place to be!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Underdog

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#3 posted 03-28-2014 03:02 PM

I understand that many people object to referring to CNC work as real woodworking. Unfortunately for them CNC woodworking is here to stay. They’ll just have to get used to it. No need for them to denigrate us as “non-woodworkers”.

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TechTeacher04

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#4 posted 03-28-2014 03:09 PM

There is room for both. We each are entitled to our own opinions. I will say here what I tell my 8th grade students, your are entitled to your own opinion just keep it to your self unless some one asks for it. Moral of the story tolerate all methods, no one is making to try something you don’t want to.

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Mark Davisson

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#5 posted 03-28-2014 03:14 PM

Underdog, I don’t think those who say using CNC is not real woodworking believe it will go away or even want it to go away. I’m one who thinks CNC is not “real woodworking” (just as I think using a drum sander is not “real woodworking”), but I very much look forward to all the things CNC brings about. Some day I may even own a CNC machine – and may sit it right next to my drum sander.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 03-28-2014 03:17 PM

I get to play with CNCs at work and have converted a hobby mill to CNC at home. I hope to build a CNC router for my shop (but don’t know where to put it).

There are lots of people discussing the mechanical and electronic aspects of CNC machines on dedicated sites like the CNCzone.com, but what I don’t see, and am interested in, is guys showing their projects, or discussing the plans and strategies they use in their projects.

More of a focus on the woodworking side of CNC routers.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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lateralus819

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#7 posted 03-28-2014 03:48 PM

I get to periodically stare at thermwood 3 and 5 axis machines. Amazing to watch. My brother in law showed me this unit, which looks intriguing. http://www.shapeoko.com/

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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TechTeacher04

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#8 posted 03-28-2014 03:57 PM

I used an AXYZ machine in college (SUNY Oswego) and my school has a Shopbot in the High School. I teach Junior High.

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Rick M.

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#9 posted 03-28-2014 04:04 PM

You might try a dedicated thread to see if there is enough interest. The furniture guys did that and have been going strong. I have remarked about “wood programmers” but meant it in a jovial manner, nothing against it.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 03-28-2014 04:19 PM

CNC is simply an advanced power tool. Many of us would love to have it. I will one day.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Underdog

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#11 posted 03-28-2014 04:28 PM

So Mark, in your opinion you’d restrict “real woodworking” to hand tools? Not trying to pick a fight, just trying to understand (and respect) your position.

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 03-28-2014 07:02 PM

I am for it 100%!

I have been on forums that become hostile to CNC users and projects and I would rather have one just for CNC that get embroiled in those discussions again!

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

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Rick M.

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#13 posted 03-28-2014 07:53 PM

Beavers are the only “real” woodworkers, everyone else is pretending.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Mark Davisson

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#14 posted 03-28-2014 08:16 PM

underdog, yes, my view of “real woodworking” is working on wood with just hand tools.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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oldnovice

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#15 posted 03-28-2014 09:17 PM

Mark that really narrows down to what real wood workers really are!
If that is the case then a lot of us here on this site are not wood workers!

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

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