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CNC Woodworking: All your questions answered!

Take your woodworking to the next level by investing in a CNC machine!

CNC Wood Router

What is a CNC machine?

Essentially a CNC machine is a computer controlled piece of equipment that quickly and accurately cuts and engraves just about any desired material. Projects are completed with a level of accuracy, speed, and consistency that is very desirable for woodworkers to take their business to the next level. In recent years, CNC machines have become more accessible to woodworkers and are not exclusive to large industrial workshops. Shaper Tools has even created the Origin which is the worlds first handheld router which we proudly carry here at KJP. Whether you need to break down a heavy 4x8 sheet of plywood or an intricate detailed jewelry box, you absolutely should consider a CNC wood cutting machine to elevate your woodworking journey. 

Handheld CNC router Shaper Origin

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Where to buy CNC Material?

KJP Select Hardwoods has a growing inventory of CNC material that is perfect for all your CNC wood projects. For CNC plywood projects, you can shop our high quality Baltic Birch plywood. When natural wood is required, our CNC wood ranges from 1/4" to 2" thick and with over 30 different wood species to select from. 

How to make money with a CNC wood router?

The most important factor to remember is to value your time, knowledge, and expenses. Don't undersell yourself! Here is a helpful resource to help with your pricing structure. 

How much is a CNC machine for wood?

There is a huge range beginning around $700 to upwards of $100,000. You get what you pay for so consider your longterm goals and not the cheapest option on the market. You also want to consider the customer support and warranty after your purchase. If the price sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

CNC Wood Machine

Where to buy CNC router bits?

It's your lucky day! We have recently updated our inventory to include a comprehensive collection of router bits ideal for CNC projects. Shop CNC Router Bits for worldwide shipping. You will not be disappointed with Whiteside or Amana router bits. 

What are the best CNC router bits for wood? 

This is a fairly broad question and it really depends on what you need to do. For fine engraving, we would recommend something like the Amana V-Groove Signmaking bit. To quickly flatten a live edge slab, we would suggest something like a Whiteside Spoilboard Cutter

How to choose CNC router bits?

Take a moment and browse our well organized router bit collections. You can shop categories such as V-Groove & Sign Bits, Spoilboard & Flattening Bits, and Roundover Bits

CNC router bits

Need some CNC project ideas?

Spend some time on our Instagram feed exploring our #madewithkjpwood hashtag. You'll be sure to find inspiration for future projects. 

Get started with our high quality CNC material and CNC wood router bits!

We hope this answers the bulk of your CNC questions! If we missed something, feel free to ask your question below or send us an email

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