Our New CNC Router
I’m pleased to announce that I have added a CNC Router to my suite of woodworking tools at Preston’s Woodcrafts. This adds a large assortment of new and exciting products to our ever-expanding catalog. As always, I look forward to working with you and developing the perfect gift for someone special in your life.
So, What Is a CNC Router?
Speaking in technical terms, a computer numerical control (CNC) router is a routing machine that automatically cuts specific designs. The designs are fed to it through a computer-assisted design program. In other words, it means I can get a computer to help me make very precise cuts that would be pretty difficult to make freehand. Of course, there’s still plenty of work to do in addition to the cutting, but I love working with my hands. So, it’s hard to see that as a downside!
What New Stuff Can Be Made?
A CNC router allow me to make more complex projects, but it allows for more ornate carvings too. That opens up a world of possibilities. With the risk of sounding cliché, it’s really only limited to the imagination.
If you have a friend or a loved one who reads, you can never go wrong with bookends. No, you don’t need a CNC router to make functioning bookends, but the fun is in the design of the bookends. The router certainly allows me to produce a nicer design than I could manage without it.
Frames, like bookends, don’t have to be fancy. However, with the router, they can be fancy. There’s no limit to the ways in which you can customize a picture frame and I would love to work with a customer to produce something truly special.
Crafting Supply Boxes
There’s nothing quite like flexing your creative muscles and practicing your craft, especially when you can make money doing so. I would love to help others express their creativity and bring their craft online and designing beautiful and practical supply boxes would be an excellent way to do that. These boxes could hold brushes, paints, beads, pencils, etc. Whatever you need to make your art! And they can personalized using a CNC router!
Toys and Games
Kids don’t get a lot of handmade toys these days, not like they used to. Everything from American Girl Dolls to Marvel action figures to LEGO sets are produced en masse in machine-run factories. How cool would it be to give your kid a handmade chess board or a custom puzzle? If they’re still learning their ABCs, you could surprise them with some beautiful wooden blocks featuring the letters of the alphabet.
When you think of jewelry, you don’t typically think of it as being made of wood, but there are plenty of possibilities when it comes to wooden earrings, bracelets, pendants, and even necklaces.
Like I said, the possibilities are endless. I’m always open to new, challenging projects, so I encourage anyone interested to do a little searching online to see what’s possible with a CNC router. Pitch me an idea using our contact form or message me through Facebook and let’s see what we can make together!