NEWwoodworks Fine Woodworking Adds Thermwood CNC

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 11/04/2013 10:38PM


Thermwood CNC Claro Walnut live edge NEWwoodworksNEWwoodworks adds a Thermwood CNC to help it cut components for live edge cabinetry such as this Claro Walnut set. SHORTSVILLE, NY -  NEWwoodworks, the fine woodworking group at New Energy Works Timberframers, is expanding its custom woodworking capabilities with the addition of a Thermwood MTR-30 CNC router.

NEWwoodworks has specialized in handcrafted cabinetry, furniture, stairs, doors, and other custom designed interior furnishings. Incorporating the new CNC technology will increase the group’s flexibility in design and create greater efficiency.

“The CNC will allow us to be more productive, even with high custom designs like our live edge cabinetry,” says Rob D’Alessandro, general manger at NEWwoodworks.

“Complex joinery, carvings, curves, and even typical furniture parts can be created more quickly leaving our craftsmen free to focus their unique capabilities on details, fit and finish.”

D’Alessandro says the CNC router will allow NEWWoodworks to repeatedly cut large or small quantities of parts with extreme accuracy.

click image to zoomThermwood CNC reclaimed wood NEWWoodworksNEWwoodworks says extremely hard reclaimed wood will be accommodated by a reinforced cutting head in its new CNC. Since NEWwoodworks commonly crafts with reclaimed wood, often using near extinct species such as chestnut and elm. The new CNC includes additional reinforcement with stiffer axes to more easily cut solid forms from reclaimed material.

“Crafting projects from antique reclaimed wood is a unique privilege. Reclaimed material is often much harder and more challenging to work with than fresh-sawn wood. The customized CNC will handle the old wood effortlessly,” continued D’Alessandro

"We will also be able to expand our offering of highly detailed 3-dimensional carving and sculpting and 3-dimensional modeling – including photo-realistic renderings of project plans,” says Marty Avila, NEWwoodworks designer and CNC guru. 

Slated for installation early this month, the CNC router will accurately replicate large volumes of common components such as casements for cabinetry and doors.

“Particularly with larger projects, we expect NEWwoodworks will consistently produce multiples of large and small components with great efficiency in comparison to hand-tooling,” says Brian Mosch, General Manager of New Energy Works.

click image to zoomThermwood CNC   NEWWoodworksNEWwoodworks is known for complex custom projects such as this staircase. NEWwoodworks has been the fine woodworking division of New Energy Works Timberframers for over 20 years. They specialize in custom crafting cabinetry, furniture, stairs, doors, and other custom woodworking that is unique to the individual and harmonious with the project design. The group is well known for their expertise in handcrafting elements for timber frame homes and constructing projects with reclaimed and extraordinary wood.

New Energy Works Timberframers have been designing and building environmentally responsible timber frames across the USA for nearly 30 years from their facilities in New York and Oregon.   New Energy Works has a LEED AP staff member, is a member of the US Green Building Council and is FSC Certified. A computer rendering of a cabinet design using software for the Thermwood CNC.


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Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at or follow him on Google+.

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