I am sympathetic to those that believe that CNC has undermined the cabinet making efforts of craftsman made cabinets.
I am not here to belittle any efforts of a craftsman - that is just NOT me.
YES - it is true that cabinet carcases CAN be cut out of full sheets of sheet stock, and the holes drilled. Yes that would "seem" to undermine the cabinet maker - and yes to some degree it does.
There is a LOT of discussion that can be had in that argument ---- THAT - is NOT where I want to go with this particular thread.
This is a little bit of an aside to my remodel project - but part of it.
My little machine is only a 24 x 24 machine, so I am limited by at least ONE of those 24's. I can do 24 on the "Y" and about any length on the "X" - but only 24 at a time.
I will build a 48 x 48 machine AFTER the kitchen is done - ironic ain't it?
Today at lunchtime at work I was designing a 22x22 corner cabinet. There are a bunch of pieces to it. I need to do more on the design side of things but I will post a JPG when I have the design done.
With the CNC - I can cut out some of the parts. OK there is the dig part. Let me ask --- I can cut the parts on the table saw - or I can cut the parts on the CNC - WHAT, the heck is the big deal there. The CNC will be more accurate. NOW - I can ALSO - do the dados in the SAME setup on the CNC - the dados will be FAR better than my dado jig on my workbench - a LOT easier and a LOT more accurate too.
Some of the parts will not fit on my 24 x 24 machine - so table saw it will be.
I have yet to see anyone in a home hobby shop build cabinets while using their CNC machine.
I know cabinets shop people that do it professionally, but not home hobby shop people.
This will be a first for me.
It's gonna be a while before I get there - but by summer I should be in full swing on cabinets.