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CNC Panel Joinery Notebook

CNC Panel Joinery Notebook
I’ve been collecting clever ways of slotting flat stock together since I first read Nomadic Furniture back in 1999, well before the advent of the accessible hobby-class CNC tools that, today, make manufacturing parts like these pretty easy. Now, the world is full of people designing models, project enclosures, sculpture, furniture, and all kinds of other cool stuff to be assembled from parts made on laser cutters and CNC routers, and I keep expecting a definitive book or website to emerge that covers the “bag of tricks” in an organized way. So far, I haven’t found it. I may have missed it. Or maybe this article can serve as a jumping-off point. In any case, I think it’s time to open up my file. In presenting this material, I want to first acknowledge my respect for the world’s established and ancient traditions of joinery. I may abuse some terms, without meaning to, and I am glad to be corrected by those who are in the know about traditional joinery. Laser vs. Biasing Cross (“X”) Joints

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Global Village Construction Set by Marcin Jakubowski Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters building the Global Village Construction Set - a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The aim of the GVCS is to lower the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing. Its a life-size lego set that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, or in the developing world. Digital Wood Joints Wood Joints are fascinating! They embellish old furniture and wood constructions of ancient Japanese temples alike. Everytime we come across them, we are filled with admiration: Admiration for the skill of the master craftsman, as their creator, but also admiration for the balance between function and beauty, which turns the furniture or temple into a work of art.

FoldaRap, The Folding RepRap The campaign is finished for this time, thanks to the 52 contributors from all over the world ! If you are still interested and patient, leave me a message and I'll recontact you for the second small batch.The 2nd batch on Goteo is over ! Pre-orders are open on 3D Print Skin :) The FoldaRap is an open-source 3d-Printer, easy to assemble, and most important : foldable to bring it anywhere ! 3D-Printer, RepRap, what's all about ? 3D-Printing is an additive manufacturing process : layers of plastic are successively laid down to produce objects relatively quickly. Made by Hands: Yet Another Beautiful Manufacturing Video Posted by Ray | 8 Mar 2012 | Comments (0) It gets a bit literal Like many of our faithful readers, Australian designer and sometime filmmaker Björn Rust noticed the trend of production/fabrication/ manufacturing videos and saw fit to share his own take on the same.

A Classic Parsons Table Google 'Parsons Table' and you get dozens, no thousands of images of flat toppped, four legged tables. And in Wikipedia we find ... "While the form is generally credited to Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, according to an article in The New York Times that referred to archives at the Parsons School, the table developed out of a course taught at the school's Paris branch by the French designer Jean-Michel Frank in the 1930s.

Hedgehog Self Build Hedgehog Self Build: Brighton UK The project began in 1996, when a small group of local people without permanent housing became aware of the recently completed Diggers Self Build Project in Brighton, itself an innovative ecological project in Brighton. The four people who initiated the project were all in housing need with little hope of being rehoused by Brighton council, and saw another self build project as a means of enabling them to literally build a future for their children. They used the contacts and structures as put together for the Diggers project to initiate this project with the council - and encountered a positive response.

10 Air Purifying Plants For Homes & Offices Even in huge, busy cities, outdoor air is cleaner and preferable to indoor air. Why is that? One reason is that trees and plants are constantly cleaning the air outside. This suggests that the eco-minded homeowner or office dweller should go out and buy some plants – but which ones? FoldaRap FoldaRap2 Release status: working In my obsession dreaming of a folding RepRap, I finally started to make one, after 5-7 months of development I'm able to travel with it around the town/country/world :) (adventures pictured on flickr / youtube / ustream) And now several people have build one : FoldaRap_Hall-of-Builds, even some by sourcing themselves the parts : google-maps (the red dots)

Forget Commercials: Make a Good Craftsperson Video Posted by hipstomp | 18 Jan 2012 | Comments (2) This Alfred Dunhill leather case construction spot is one of the best "objects being made" videos I've seen recently, and I've sat through a lot. The recent rash of such videos makes it harder for good ones to rise to the top, as the videos take on a kind of sameness—shallow field of focus lovingly lingering on tools, poignant voiceover with a few piano chords in the background, off-center subject slowly coming into focus while staring earnestly into the camera—but this one gets right down to business and lets the work, and the sounds of work, do the talking: "Objects being made" videos are not only good for making people aware of production, but when well-done, they're beneficial for sales: Within two weeks of release, this one reportedly led to a 500% increase in sales of the bag being shown, the $3,200 Tradition Double Document Case .

Conceptual Art This is artist Donald Judd’s loft in Soho, maintained as a museum but only open infrequently during current restorations. It was one of the first artist’s lofts in Soho – not to mention in New York – and is now almost the paradigmatic example of loft living. Judd bought the entire 1870′s industrial building for 70,000 in 1968 and moved in with his family. Over 20 Modern Buildings & flat pack furniture designs Here are over 20 modern buildings and flat pack furniture designs for inspire. If you want to make a new futuristic house or different mobilier designs here you can inspire! These are very futuristic and modern houses designed, but not yet built.

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