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Beginner's Guide to CNC Machining in Wood

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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, materials, and 2-1/2 D carving, Beginner's Guide to CNC Machining for Wood will teach you everything you need to know about your CNC router in a way that's clear, approachable, and easy to comprehend. Also included are step-by-step CNC projects that will allow you to practice various techniques in digital wood joinery and CNC machining. The general principles and instructions detailed are applicable to a  wide range of software and CNC machine brands, making this must-have resource a comprehensive and inclusive guide that any woodworker can use! 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.


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Pages 160
Publish Date 2021-09-21
Size 8.5" x 11.0" x 0.0"
Author Ralph Bagnall


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Chris Marshall, Senior Editor, Woodworker's Journal Magazine
If you've been contemplating buying a CNC machine for your shop, or you own one but still struggle with what seems like a steep learning curve, this book by industry-expert Ralph Bagnall might be just what the doctor ordered to take your CNC pursuits to the next level.
David Venditto, President and Founder, Infinity Cutting Tools
In this easy-to-understand handbook, Ralph explains how every woodworker can benefit from having a CNC in their shop. With unique tips, tricks and buying advice, Ralph's 20 years of industry experience make this book a must-have for both the aspiring and professional CNC operator.
Dave Rozewski, Founder, SketchList Pro 3D CAD Software
Users of our products are looking to bring CNC to their wood shops given the dropping prices. I am going to write them and tell them that Ralph's book is exactly where they need to start, it is that good.


About the Author

Industry leader and woodworking expert Ralph Bagnall has been working with CNC machines since the mid-1990s. He has spent several years selling CNCs and other woodworking equipment, as well as installing machinery and training operators. Founder of Consulting Woodworker, a company specializing in physical plant consulting, video production, and marketing services for the woodworking industry, Ralph also hosts an Amazon Prime TV Show, Woodcademy, where he teaches tips, tricks, and techniques that woodworkers of all skill levels can apply in their shops. His written work has been published in national magazines, including Woodworker's Journal, Woodcraft, and Woodshop News. He is also a frequent speaker at prominent woodworking venues, such as the International Woodworking Fair, National Wood Flooring Association Show, and The International Surfaces Exhibition. To learn more about Ralph, visit or

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