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I think the forum could benefit from a room for CNC discussion.  I may not be ready to go that way, but I would like to learn vicariously about these things.  And I think that CNC is enough of a different animal that it deserves discussion space outside of, say Power Tools.

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What about laser cutting and engraving?  Ran into a guy who has recently aquired a machine - has started doing some 3D stacked paper art but also doing some wood engraving.  I was thinking about that as an addition to either the top of jewelry boxes or some message/saying engraved on the inside of a box lid?  Looks like to you take just about any text, or graphic, or picture and replicate burning into wood (or about any other material)

Anyone have experience with those?

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As I am currently building a CNC Router, I would definitely participate in a CNC sub forum. 

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3 minutes ago, wdwerker said:

Sequestering all the computer based wood machining crowd in a separate room sounds good !

LOL

While not really my thing I find it fascinating and love to learn what it can do unfortunately my lack of patience with computers will probably keep me from ever owning one.

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1 hour ago, wdwerker said:

( not sure it qualifies as woodworking)

if you make it with wood, or use it on wood it definitely is. You can call it a router shaping jig if that makes you more comfortable.

 

I'm definitely in for this. Currently building one of my own as well.

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3 hours ago, Llama said:

Has anyone pinged Marc? 

Can we get this to happen? Please :) 

@thewoodwhisperer

I thought I'd see what the level of interest was, first.  But he's been "pinged" now.

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20 hours ago, kyokahn said:

if you make it with wood, or use it on wood it definitely is. 

If that is your honest opinion of the definition of woodworking, we are pretty far apart on that. 

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I sent a note to Marc, he is pulling double duty with the family so I don't know when he will see it.

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58 minutes ago, Llama said:

Arguing if your router follows a jig vs a router following code is just silly. 

Feel free to show when I've ever argued that. You'll be looking a while.

What I quoted was that if you make it with wood or use wood on it it is woodworking.

58 minutes ago, Llama said:

 

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7 minutes ago, Brendon_t said:

Feel free to show when I've ever argued that. You'll be looking a while.

What I quoted was that if you make it with wood or use wood on it it is woodworking.

I assume this is semantic hair splitting? E.g. a wooden meat tenderizer?

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15 minutes ago, Brendon_t said:

Feel free to show when I've ever argued that. You'll be looking a while.

What I quoted was that if you make it with wood or use wood on it it is woodworking.

lol man... In a CNC thread, you split hairs about what is and what isn't woodworking and it isn't about CNC?

The post you quoted was in response to a comment about CNC not being woodworking.

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I think the CNC folks should have a room to share ideas. I don't have a CNC and probably never will - though I'd sure like to have one, just don't have the room for it. The forum is growing and if there is a need for a room for CNC enthusiasts then I count that as a positive.

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I don't think it's spitting hairs pushing back on an extremely board statement I find totally laughable but if so, then it's splitting hairs and I'll accept being the splitter

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27 minutes ago, Mick S said:

Simple as that. If you're not interested, why not just read something else?

Agreed 100%

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57 minutes ago, Brendon_t said:

I don't think it's spitting hairs pushing back on an extremely board statement I find totally laughable but if so, then it's splitting hairs and I'll accept being the splitter

If “board” should read “broad” then I agree hence my limitation to semantics. I was trying to clarify, not chase the goose further. 

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