Some of you potentially are not going to like this, but CNC is evidently becoming a bigger and BIGGER part of regular woodworking. Why do I say this? I wrote last week about 360 WoodWorking going to Atlanta for the 2016 IWF show. Since the day we signed up for press credentials, we have been receiving email announcements from companies that have booths at the show. Many of those emails are focused on CNC machines and accessories. Some of them are already on our radar – Laguna, Axiom, Felder (Format-4) – we’re coming to you. Beware.
This week on Monday (August 15th), a tweet came out from another company joining the fracas with CNC machines. It’s a company with which most woodworkers are familiar, Powermatic. I followed the tweet back to a July 12th tweet that announced “something new was coming.” The latest tweet sent us to a landing page where we can sign up for notification when the company’s new product launches. My name’s on the list.