This one's pretty wicked. Jimmy DiResta is prototyping a knife that can hold a Leatherman in the handle:
Two from Jimmy this week. Here he cranks out a sign for a client using Corian, MDF and Plexi. Check out the trick he uses to pull the backing off of the Plexi after it's assembled:
A few weeks ago Izzy Swan designed and built his "urban sawmill." This week he pushes himself to create a simpler, more compact, less expensive version out of common dimensional lumber:
Matthias Wandel finishes up his massive bandsaw, does some beefy resawing and has the finished plans ready:
Frank Howarth scores a deal with CNC Router Parts, whereby they're buying his DIY machine and providing him with one of their own. Here they've got to break his machine down:
David Picciuto builds a collapsible bookcase from Christopher Schwarz's "Campaign Furniture" book:
Love this recap; saw the collapsible bookcase before; not sure I understand the purpose of a collapsible bookcase?
Juan, the bookcase design and Christopher Schwarz's book is about "campaign furniture," i.e. furniture used by officers during military campaigns. All of the furniture had to break down because as the front lines moved, so too did the military encampments. Think of some of the commanders' tents you've seen in "Game of Thrones," for instance.
Ohhhh. That makes so much more sense! I imagine adventurers in the 19th century going to the amazon or Safaris in Africa had similar furniture. Don't watch Game of Thrones. :-(
The other place where I could see this being useful is for people that move around a lot. I've got most of my shelves on wheels and many things stored in milk crates and lidded tubs. Everytime I move I can load all the tubs on a trailer and screw some plywood to fronts of my shelves to leave them fully loaded to roll onto the trailer.
Thanks for including me!
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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