There is an indicator on the front of a Mac Powerbook laptop. The case is aluminum, and if the indicator is not lit, you can’t see any evidence of an open. When the indicator lights up, it is as if the indicator can actually shine through the aluminum. It’s done by means of tiny holes put there via CNC controlled laser beam. Seeing that really expanded my imagination.
In the arena of expanding your imagination about wood joinery, I loved an article over on MAKE called CNC Panel Joinery Notebook.
Here are just a few of the many pictures to expand your imagination and convince you the article is worth a deeper read:
Gallery of unusual CNC wood joinery…
I love the self-locking joints and the puzzle-piece joints.
When you make an 18 foot long kayak, and wood only comes in 8 foot long sheets, you have to get creative. Schade uses a puzzle joint and here is the beautiful result:
Puzzle joint is a beautiful complement to the lines of the kayak…
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