'Master the most innovative tool in your workshop'
Learn to operate your CNC machine with skill and confidence, from two woodworking luminaries.
CNC machines are now easier to use, less expensive to purchase, and will greatly increase woodworking productivity in the shop. So, if you’re looking to buy one – or you already have but wish the user manual actually made sense — then CNC Essentials is for you.
CNC teacher and previous Editor in Chief of American Woodworker Randy Johnson and George Vondriska of Fine Woodworking , WOOD , and the WoodWorkers Guild of America walk you effortlessly through each step in learning to use this game-changing woodworking machine.
Project design essentials, toolpath basics, machine setup, bit selection, and more are all explained in an approachable and easy-to-understand format that will have any woodworker maximizing the full capacity of their CNC machine.
Helpful practice projects in 2-D and 3-D will ensure that you’ve grasped the basics of this versatile tool, while a gallery will inspire you to create your own imaginative designs.
Why do I need a book on CNC?
- CNC machine sales are growing rapidly in the hobby woodworking market - double to triple in sales over the past three years - due to familiarity, lower price, and manageable sizing.
- CNC machines increase efficiency and save money in a woodworking shop by accelerating speed, improving accuracy, and reducing waste.
- More and more woodworkers, metal workers, and crafters are mass-producing products using CNC machines and selling them online via Etsy and other websites.