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#1 posted 07-20-2017 01:11 PM

My definition of “woodworking” is: “Any time a tool creates a feature on a piece of wood, that is woodworking”.
....... Now compare the latest, 3D printing. Although not a woodworking tool, it does create something from nothing. It does require material and an operator. The operator is combined with a computer program. The creativity comes from the mind of the operator converting, with the aid of software, an object from raw material (plastic or metal). In this case, I would not consider it woodworking as no wood is involved.

- MrRon

Actually 3D printing is still in its infancy, but they’re starting to use everything from concrete to human tissue in them. And yes, even wood products are used in them.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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