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Design for CNC by Anne Filson, Anna Kaziunas France, Gary Rohrbacher

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Chapter 5. Precision-Fit Plywood Joinery

In many ways, plywood can be the perfect material for your CNC projects. As a natural material with an inconsistent thickness, however, it can also be challenging to work with. As enticing as it is to jump right into cutting a CNC project, digital craft results from understanding material properties and taking time to prepare. Perfectly executed plywood joinery does not happen on its own. However, by carefully measuring your plywood, adjusting your CAD files, and then testing to make sure that you’ve got everything right, your job will go smoothly and yield perfect results.

Plywood

Plywood is a nearly ideal material for CNC fabricated furniture. It’s available in big sheets and comes in a multitude of ...

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