Originally posted on MAKE:
I’ve been collecting clever ways of slotting flat stock together since I first read Nomadic Furniture back in 1999, well before the advent of the accessible hobby-class CNC tools that, today, make manufacturing parts like these pretty easy. Now, the world is full of people designing models, project enclosures, sculpture, furniture, and all kinds of other cool stuff to be assembled from parts made on laser cutters and CNC routers, and I keep expecting a definitive book or website to emerge that covers the “bag of tricks” in an organized way. So far, I haven’t found it. I may have missed it. Or maybe this article can serve as a jumping-off point. In any case, I think it’s time to open up my file.
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Ok, so I started this blog as an opportunity to start writing in a more habitual manner (read “2012 resolution”). I have no idea what you will end up reading, just that you will be reading something new-ish at least twice a week – whether the content is good or not is of no real current consequence, all that matters is that a habit of thinking (somewhat) and posting is established!
I imagine there are quite a few new blogs being created for the new year as this seems to be a new form of “therapy” – I know that was one of my thoughts when I made the resolution to do this twice a week. There is, however, an ulterior motive to my publishing of this blog – I consume an unbelievable amount of web info (to me, at least) and I thought I might actually become an active participant rather than just a passive reader.
As stated before, I have no idea what will eventually appear on these “pages” (ok, so I’ll try to cool it on the quotes – just don’t expect expect me to do the same for the parenthetical notes), but I’ll try to make it worth someone’s while! I have to warn you, though, (here’s your caveat) I do have a rather wide batch of interests and I currently have no intention of publishing multiple dedicated blogs… Enjoy!