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#1 posted 07-18-2017 10:13 AM

I hired people from both schools. I hired CAD artists and taught them woodworking and I hired woodworkers and taught them CAD/CAM. In all cases, those who knew woodworking first were more successful than those who knew nothing of woodworking but were computer geniuses.
- DS

There is a MASSIVE difference between a simple operator, a designer/operator and an experienced woodworker/designer/operator, particularly in a custom environment.
Any bozo can load sheet goods onto a cnc and cut plywood stair treads all day long…not even remotely woodworking.
If I need custom designed, one of, $800.00 (or more)newel posts milled on the cnc….the guy above will be pushing broom while a ‘woodworker’ programs/operates, otherwise I’ll end up with a pile of junk.

The naysayers need to spend a week in a custom cnc shop environment….without a doubt you’d change your minds.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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