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Thread: Whittling (sort of) With Lasers

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    Whittling (sort of) With Lasers

    Interesting peek at what woodworking of the future could be...

    http://www.wired.com/design/2012/11/...le+Feedfetcher
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    That's pretty cool... I didn't watch the whole thing or read the story did they give a price for a machine like that?
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    Ditto... although there will always be the need of creativity behind the tools.
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    Just Remember What I Keep Saying, "First of all you have to be smarter than the machine."

    Enjoy,

    JimB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Just Remember What I Keep Saying, "First of all you have to be smarter than the machine."

    Enjoy,

    JimB
    darn, guess that leaves me out.
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    I want a machine that has a box I put my project in, push a button, and it will automatically sand and finish for me
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