If you're only reason for cutting the board 3 1/8" wide was to have a board 3 1/8" wide, then no, you're not a woodworker. Anyone can make an accurate cut on a table saw if it actually does all the work except initial set up. If you give that perfectly cut 3 1/8" board to a CNC operator, and they put it in a programmed machine that cuts a sign into it, they aren't woodworking either.Enough of this nonsense, I need a board 3 1/8" wide, I set the fence moving the pointer to land on 3 1/8", I switch on the saw and power feed then watch the board run through the saw, does this mean I am not really a woodworker?
No offense taken, at all. I've never used a CNC, so I have nothing but uninformed opinion on this.David it's just my opinion from years working around CNC. Nothing personal...
If I were doing production work for a living I would probably have a CNC, if I could figure out how to program it...No offense taken, at all. I've never used a CNC, so I have nothing but uninformed opinion on this.
I recently saw a wooden rocking horse, that would "transform" into a high chair and into a small child's desk with seat. I wish I had taken pictures of it. I was amazed at how it could be folded around so easily into so many different things...all very functional.
I assumed it was made with a CNC (the owner had purchased it). It looked like the assembly would be very easy, but the design was incredible. I have always assumed that with a CNC most of the work was in the design and programming, and then a bit of assembly. I was more than impressed by that piece. I just think of it as more designing than making. How much you can separate those two arts is a question I doubt there is an answer to.