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#1 posted 11-29-2018 01:18 PM

Leads me to another question… As I was looking at CNC machines this afternoon at a Woodcraft Store…

When using a CNC to “Make stuff” should that even be qualified a Woodworking? Not a knock on CNC, but geeesh what s the point? I guess the point is it looks fabulous ;-(

- Blackfin29

I am sure the question comes up from time to time. What s the point of cutting veneer on a bandsaw when one could use a bowsaw, why use a power planer when a #7 will do, why use a router and dovetail jig when you can cut them by hand? I imagine everyone has at least a subtly different opinion as to what makes a woodworker and they are all acceptable and fine as long as they aren t used to judge others worth.

- AHuxley

Yes very true, and fortunately we all have a different definition of what a “maker” is… I guess programming a CNC, and the imagination used is still an expression of the maker.
I clearly send a message in everything I make, and it’s not loved by all. Particularly my wife at times. I love over-engineering everything from excess material to sophisticated/colorful joinery that belongs in the bowels of a ship, except I do that on a picture frame ;-) Robust.

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