There have been many advances in woodworking . Today, the craft is more of a hobby than a back breaking avocation, with table saws, routers and other power tools making life in the shop easier.
One of the biggest advances in production woodworking shops has been the computer numerically controlled (CNC) router. Information about the project pieces is entered into a computer, material is fed into the machine and the final pieces are ready in short order. The patterns are repeatable, so many duplicate projects can be produced. For larger furniture and cabinet shops, CNC machines have been a great addition.
And as technology continues to advance, it won’t be long before manufacturers make smaller, more affordable CNC machines for the average home woodworker.
That begs the question: When CNC machines become more affordable, will you add one to your shop?