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.
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.
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.