There’s been a debate brewing for several years now among hobbyist woodworkers: Can CNC machines be used in “real” woodworking?
CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine is a computer-controlled, motorized, multi-axis assembly with a cutting tool of some sort mounted to it. In the context of woodworking, the term generally refers to an X,Y,Z table outfitted with rails, a gantry that spans the rails and a router (or similar) motor.
A collet on the motor’s shaft holds a rotary cutting bit, which cuts or carves out whatever the computer programs tell it to. In a nutshell: it’s a woodworking robot.
The question remains: “CNC Machines – Real Woodworking or Cheating?”
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