In the December issue of Popular Woodworking published my article on the Modern Parametric Bench. Good news! PW has now made the article available online. Armed with the PDF plans or my CNC ready files, you can make your own bench. See the article here, for free…
It was a very last minute holiday project. From start to finish, from plan to construction, from YouTube video to a Popular Woodworking article, it was all completed in the Sunday afternoon before Christmas 2019. That’s what I get for downing that second cup of coffee late in the morning!
Anyway, I created a display for holiday cards by using a tree I designed a few years ago and coming up with a simple base to plant the trees and hold greeting cards. The trees were cut out of 1/8″ plywood with a laser cutter, but you should be able to get just as good results on a CNC with a 1/8″ bit. To access this and my other project files, just join our mailing list and we’ll send you a link to the download area. Here’s a project preview from my YouTube channel…
The modern parametric bench December 2019 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine can be made in several ways. But, using a CNC is the fastest. The DXF and PDF files are ready for download on the download page. If you’ve signed up for the mailing list, then you have the access information you need. If you haven’t signed up yet, just fill out the form below and then you’ll be able to access the download page and project files.
The December 2019 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine features my latest article building a modern parametric bench using a new furniture making method: spine and rib furniture construction. You can build it with a CNC, a Shaper Origin hand-held CNC or with just a router and jig saw thanks to a new shaping technique. Look for the issue to get the whole story and follow this link to see my PWW blogs posts on additional details, tips and methods for making your own parametric bench.
There are a lot of great CNC projects that use plywood. From plywood furniture to shop projects, plywood is a great medium for CNC machining. The challenges are plywood thickness varies all over the map and getting a good fit, particularly on plywood joints is tricky. I’ve found that making a precision plywood thickness gauge solves both problems.
Popular Woodworking Magazine just published my article on making the plywood thickness tester. If you can’t wait, I’ve posted the files in my download area and published a video on YouTube. The files are free. Just visit the free download area for access.