Beginner's Guide to CNC Woodworking : Understanding the Machines, Tools and Software, Plus Projects to Make
A tool to empower and educate a new generation of inventors, creators, designers, and fabricators! This comprehensive resource is an accessible, beginner-friendly guide for anyone interested in understanding CNC (Computer Numerical Control) woodworking and the future of these technologies. From the fundamentals of CNC to its machinery, software, tools, and materials, Beginner's Guide to CNC Woodworking will teach you everything you need to know in a way that's clear, approachable, and easy to comprehend. Also included are two step-by-step projects for a CNC chair and a 3D flip machining spoon using Autodesk 360 that will allow you to practice various techniques in digital wood joinery and 3D CNC machining. With clear instructions, diagrams, illustrations, software screenshots, and high-quality photography provided throughout, you'll be inspired and equipped with a strong foundation of knowledge to continue along the path of this innovative method of woodworking. After growing up on a farm and developing a passion for woodworking and engineering, author Steven Thompson is now an instructor at San Francisco State University and teaches machine operation classes at Autodesk's Pier 9 Workshop.