Although many look at CNC machines as some sort of way to cheat at woodworking, Chuck Bender shows you how you can use one to augment your skills. As an 18th Century furniture maker, Chuck has always tried to strike a balance between the artistry of hand-tool woodworking and including the efficiency of using power tools. Watch and he shows you how to design and execute a small project “on the fly” that supplements his traditional furniture while maintaining his reputation for museum-quality reproductions.
CNC Projects For The Traditional Woodworker
Chuck has been building furniture since he was 12. For ten years he worked at Irion Company Furniture Makers leaving as head of their chair and casework production. Since 1991, he has earned a reputation as a builder of the highest quality 18th century reproduction furniture. In 2007, he started the Acanthus Workshop to become a woodworking mentor, instructor and author. In 2013 He worked for Popular Woodworking Magazine as a senior editor. In 2014 he ventured out on his own and with a couple of woodworkers and helped co-found 360 Woodworking. Fast forward to 2021 and Chuck is focusing on furniture building, classes from Chuck Bender Woodworking, and educating for The Woodworking Shows