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The CNC is just another tool, just like the computer that controls it. It does what it is told, and nothing else. Let's keep it that way. Don't ever think it can solve all of your problems.
I am talking to the company man, or woman. What we do is important. You are giving a new life to the trees that were cut down so that you can make a living. If you are good at what you do, you should know that all of the tools you need have already been invented. The Computer navigated control device, takes away the soul, and allows morons to control what you do.
My experiences with CNC's, at a couple different shops, has not been good. Not because of the machine itself, but because the programmers themselves were not woodworkers. As an industry, the corporate mentality has been devastating. The true woodworker is being ruled by office pukes right out of school, who really have no business in a shop. In the right circumstances, I can see how it could be very helpful, however, the reality is, a seasoned craftsman could probably have the piece done before computer dorks even finish the program.
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