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Digital Fabrication for Designers: CNC Cut Wood Joinery This topic discusses the design and cutting of wood joinery using CNC routers. In learning about CNC cut joinery it is well worth looking at the types of wood joints that have been cut with traditional tools (saws, chisels, tablesaws, bandsaws, etc.) for many years. This will help develop an understanding of the use conditions of the joints, and to visualize some solutions that have been created to deal with them. Understand 1,700 Mechanical Linkages with these Helpful Animations Mr. Đức thắng Nguyễn (Duc Thang Nguyen) is an engineer from Vietnam. Since his retirement in 2002, he has being working on an amazing animated 3D catalog of mechanical contraptions. Using Autodesk Inventor as a tool, he has documented over 1,700 mechanisms.

Bandsaw vs CNC People keep suggesting that I should get into CNC. But I have always taken the position that CNC wouldn't save me any time for what I do. In fact, I was pretty sure I could cut out a gear faster on the bandsaw than most CNC hobby machines could. Rising Side Table More The Rising Side Table design combines elegance and functionality. The table top is carved from a single piece of wood, thereby increasing the table’s practical uses considerably. Yet, the design never loses its playful accents: thanks to clever construction choices that create the illusion of a ‘levitating table top’.Another defining aspect of the Rising Table is the fluid way the wooden beams come together to holds up the table top. Usually, bamboo wood is known for its unwielding rigidness.

by Diatom Studio login | sign up Download Design Library Reference (wiki) ReadyToCut - Vector Art for CNC - Free DXF Files ReadyToCut - Vector Art for CNC - Free DXF Files New Media Barber Shop Sign Brian Kerr's router lathe Brian Kerr writes: Hi Matthias, I thought you might be interested in seeing another application resulting from your gear generator. I’ve been thinking about a marble machine for a while and as part of it I wanted to have one way of lifting the marbles be done with an Archimedean screw. For that and other projects I wanted to make a machine that would cut helical spirals.

Gear template generator This free online gear template generator is designed for making scale accurate paper gear templates which you can glue onto wood and then cut out with a bandsaw. I recommend printing the gears with an ink jet printer. Even cheap ink jet printers print very scale accurate but Not all laser printers are accurate. This is the new version (as of September 2015). You can still access the old Flash based version

Experimental Furniture-Kirigami Inspired Rising Table designed by Robert van Embricqs - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home. One design can inspire thousands of people and one principle, even more. The Japanese art of origami, the art of folding paper is a model to be followed by many and they are not few the ones spending hours to unlock its secrets. Several pieces of furniture are making use of the principle in their own design, like this one right here, Elegant Exquisite Highly Customizable Origami Coffee Table by Martin Pitonak. Few of us know, even if we have came across it so many times as kids, that the Japanese have another paper art called Kirigami, and we`ve all seen a birthday card that materializes into a figure or an object when popped-open. So the Kirigami is the art of cutting paper and assembling objects using the cuts, materializing great things that you would not even imagine. Now we will describe a piece of furniture using the Japanese technique, an outstanding table that rises from the floor, reason for which it`s entitled the rising table.

Laser Cut Metal Pendants: Fire Lily by Amichai Oron When all traces of natural light have disappeared from the sky, the Fire Lily fixture really does offer a sense of fire as the inner bulb glows against its metallic cage. The Turquoise Fire Lily has an ethereal quality and how stunning would this fixture look in a Seaside decor? The yellow Fire Lily is the perfect modern accent piece to hang above a pair on night tables. The shadow effects on the ceiling would create art high above the bed and the yellow pops of colour during the day would be a fun addition to any room.

Open CNC Furniture Open design isn’t just for machines and electronics, With the rise in popularity of CNC routers and laser cutters, there is now an expanding open furniture movement. The result is a fabrication movement where designs are shared globally but fabricated locally and parametric design enables infinite configuration for personal fabrication. Every design featured in this article is available for download. Lean Desk – Original OpenDesk, an open-source project commissioned by Mint Digital.