Spring-Joint Box

SQUEEZE AND SNAP! That’s all it takes to assemble this CNC-routed box. The joint’s flexibility comes from a series of slots that allow the hooked tenons to be compressed, so they slide into the [...]

Linker Logs Project

Although Linker Logs are made with the aid of a computer— once complete, they’re a great way to get kids (and parents) off the computer for an afternoon of old fashioned fort building and [...]

A Modern Parametric Bench

Spine and rib construction is key to this design. Project #1924 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 4 Days • Cost: $200 Thanks to advanced design tools, an entirely new category of modern [...]

Laser-Cut Holiday Card Stand

While enjoying a leisurely lunch the Sunday before Christmas, it hit me. Something was missing. Nope, it wasn’t the usual holiday panic — a forgotten gift or missed greeting card, but an urge for [...]

Star Wars: Wood Episode II

The Star Wars Universe Not long ago, in a small workshop far, far away… As new technology spread rapidly throughout a galaxy of centuries-old traditions, the woodworking world was in a [...]

Star Wars: Wood Episode I

A New Lightsaber Walking Stick Not long ago, in a small workshop far, far away… It was a period of unrest in the woodworking world. With new technologies entering a galaxy of century-old [...]

Parametric Bench Project Tips

In the December 2019 Popular Woodworking article: “A Modern Parametric Bench”, I showed how any woodworker could build the project. Over the next few blog posts, I’ll get into [...]

Precision for Every Woodworker

Part Three: Design Read: Part 1 • Part 2 Though digital woodworking tools may be different and the scales are finer, the importance of precision is the same for every woodworker. If you’re [...]

Precision is a Philosophy

  Part Two: Commitment Read: Part 1 • Part 3 To be successful as a woodworker, either hobbyist or professional, precision needs to be a standard you set that you’re willing to live by. [...]

Precision Makes Woodworking Easier

Part One: Precision Read: Part 2 • Part 3 There are two sides to this story. The first is obvious. The other not so much. First, digital woodworking is all about numbers. Very small numbers. That [...]

Mother of Pearl Inlays

  A Brief Introduction to Using a CNC for Inlays As a woodworker, my work focuses on two areas: fine art and furniture. In fine art, the emphasis is on sculpture, primarily made from wood. [...]

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