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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Digital Woodworking – The Next Generation

    From the Editor’s Desk - March 2011 When it comes to tools and machines, woodworking is still a very traditional craft as practiced by most small shop woodworkers. The types of tools on the “I own, I want” check list haven’t changed much in the past 100 years—or thousands of years if only hand tools are considered. Whether
    Posted to RandyJohnson (Weblog) by Randy Johnson on 04-25-2013
  • Benchtop CNC Router Review

    The buzz is growing around computer numerically controlled (CNC) routers--particularly around benchtop CNCs for the small and home shop. Why? I believe there are four reasons. First, an increasing number of small shop and home shop woodworkers are discovering the creative possibilities these machines offer. Second is the cost, which ranges from about
    Posted to RandyJohnson (Weblog) by Randy Johnson on 02-01-2013
  • CNC Spring Joint Box

    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, so they slide into the mortises. When released, the tenons spring back into position, locking the
    Posted to RandyJohnson (Weblog) by Randy Johnson on 01-01-2013
  • CNC Linker Logs Blanket Hut

    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 of old-fashioned fort building and pretend. The techniques shown here— including pre-finishing
    Posted to RandyJohnson (Weblog) by Randy Johnson on 11-01-2012
  • CNC Linker Logs Puppet Theater

    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 of old-fashioned fort building and pretend. The techniques shown here— including pre-finishing
    Posted to RandyJohnson (Weblog) by Randy Johnson on 11-01-2012
  • CNC Two-sided Machining

    CNC Two-Sided Machining Two carefully placed index pins ensures accuracy. By Randy Johnson Skilled woodturners can easily match a bowl’s inside and outside surfaces by eye and touch. Creating two-sided shapes on the CNC, however, requires a different strategy: To ensure that both sides align, the top and bottom shapes must be positioned carefully
    Posted to RandyJohnson (Weblog) by Randy Johnson on 09-01-2012
  • Quilt Plate

    Made by Ed McDonnell using the Shark CNC.
    Posted to CNC Projects (MediaGallery) by Randy Johnson on 01-14-2011
  • Three Yellow Violins

    Made by Brandon MacDougal using the CarveWright. See more of Brandons CNC work at http://liquidguitars.com
    Posted to CNC Projects (MediaGallery) by Randy Johnson on 01-14-2011
  • Rosette greyscale pattern

    Posted to CNC Projects (MediaGallery) by Randy Johnson on 01-10-2011
  • Video - Animated rosette machining

    Posted to CNC Projects (MediaGallery) by Randy Johnson on 01-10-2011
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