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  • CNC Spring Joint Box

    by Randy Johnson     Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    Spring Joint Box Self-locking design requires no glue. By Randy Johnson Squeeze and snap! That’s all it takes to assemble this CNC-routed box. Th e joint’s flexibility comes from a series of slots that allow the hooked tenons to be compressed...
  • CNC Wooden Chain

    by Randy Johnson     Sunday, July 1, 2012
    CNC Wooden Chain Lessons in small parts jigging. By Randy Johnson My inspiration for this project came from a wooden chain I made years ago using a handheld plunge router and plans from Patrick Spielman’s New Router Handbook (1993). Since making...
  • CNC Linker Logs Blanket Hut

    by Randy Johnson     Thursday, November 1, 2012
    Linker Logs Project Have fun while learning to fabricate with plywood. By Randy Johnson 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...
  • Digital Probe Duplication

    by Randy Johnson     Friday, July 1, 2011
    Digital Probe Duplication By Randy Johnson Router duplication has been around a long time. Early machines used stiluses to follow the shape of a pattern or master, while on the other end of the machines, routers did the carving. In a similar but computerized...