This looks like it might be fun to try with the Glowforge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRmFAopH80o
That guy needs a CNC!
That’s right! When he says “Im gonna glue this part, partially because Im lazy” I was, you’re serious? You did a lot of things by hand.
I’ve seen a couple of interviews where he says that he’s largely against CNC machines because they waste so much wood. Negative ghost rider.
Matthias: I have wondered whether or not he got an offer for an XCarve and turned it down. Many of the other YouTube lumber jocks got them. He has a video of a visit to a shop to cut a gear on a laser. I think his presence jinxed it. Although he is the surpreme jig and tool maker, I can imagine him doing the calculations and making a compare and contrast video and then basically dismissing the whole CNC world as superfluous. Hey if Alexander Dumas could crank out his thousands of words a week using a pen, why would anyone need to write with something else?
On the other hand, have you seen Frank Howarth’s new CNC? Pretty sweet deal.
I can only dream about having Frank’s shop space and tools. One day…
I do love Matthias’ work, but while I’m okay at traditional woodworking, I doubt I could build my own wooden power tools the way he does, so I’m just as happy sticking to the laser and CNC for the everyday stuff
I just envisioned a hand-controlled CNC… like a giant etch-a-sketch with a router! Just turn the two knobs!
Sounds like Matthias’ pantorouter – probably my favorite tool of his: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wZ1v4PIsYI
That… is… amazing!
Just subscribed to his channel!
Or you could build one of these more realistic models, though a laser wouldn’t be much help, I’m afraid.
I remember him also saying he’s anti-CNC because he doesn’t want his videos to be “unwatchable”. He’s got a point!
He’s somewhat lucky since he wouldn’t have to deal with coolant. When that gets in the mix videos become somewhat un-recordable.
Well two guys have basically done that. Time and creativity and all that jazz.
Whenever I see these lightweight router jigs I have to smile a little. Not that I’ve ever thrown a piece across the shop when a cut bogged down or anything.
The pantorouter by Mathias is pretty stout but the aluminum build one is the bomb.
One day I’ll have time to build one…