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Re: Are CNC machines ready for Fine Woodworking?

I don't really see how bringing CNC to the party is any different than the existing arguments about power tools vs. hand tools. Some think that only hand tool work is fine woodworking, and that's their prerogative, I suppose.

It's been many years since I had any dealings with a CNC device, and that was in a metalworking context, but I highly doubt that the grillework in the project above came off the machine looking as good as all that. It probably took some fine-tuning, some cleanup, etc. Some "fine woodworking," you might say, to finish it up. I think most people would agree with me that regardless of method, results are what truly defines whether something is fine woodworking. Methods are important, and methods make a great story to go along with a piece, but in the end, it's all about the piece itself.



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