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#1 posted 07-17-2017 06:10 PM

Got the popcorn popping, but I’ll chime in.

Woodworking, like any other craft, involves art & craftsmanship (skill). You can be born with an artistic ability, but craftsmanship can only be mastered through study and practice. Even the most naturally gifted musician or painter must still practice his craft.

IMHO with CNC someone with zero ww’ing skills can create perfect projects and carvings. Yes, they deserve credit for a design (if its original) but its difficult to see how they can take credit for craftsmanship.

As a carver, I am proud of the carvings I do by hand. So long as the machine gets credit OK but a carving done by hand should always demand higher praise.

That being said, I believe there is a place in the ww’ing shop for CNC. Huge time saver for tasks such as making templates.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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