Here is a tutorial by Jonathan Odom on how to design something in CAD, make paper cutting template and then cut it by hand. It's a sort of manual digital fabrication. You can call it contradiction-in-terms, but hey, if it's stupid and works, then it is not stupid.
Since I don't have a CNC or access to it (but I will get one some day) I find this useful since I could create some simpler smaller projects.
Jonathan designed and made a wooden stand for a laptop using simple tools and materials:
- Hand Drill + Bits
- Wood Files (rounded and flat edged)
- Sanding Block
- Rigid straight edge used a level.
- Pressure Clamps
- 3/4" Plywood (18" X 24" panel)
- Printed paper template
- Spray Adhesive
|Be your own manual human powered CNC cutter!|