#46: Digital Fabrication & How It's Changing The Workshop

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In this episode, Johnny, James, and Zack talk about digital fabrication (CNC, 3D printing, etc.) and how these technologies are changing the workshop, for the good and bad. 

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What’s new/ what are we working on?

  • Zack: Hanging in Chattanooga 
  • Johnny: Concrete end table. Published Welding table video.
  • James: French Cleats, running, and more running


Show Topic: Digital Fabrication & How It's Changing The Workshop


From Ryan Wall:

My question is about 3D modeling/CAD programs. Some people use Sketchup and others use Fusion 360. Both are free (fusion is free if you don't make oodles of money) but each are slightly different. I know you all tend to lean towards Sketchup while other makers, especially those with CNC machines, lean towards fusion. What're the pros/cons of each? 

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What’s new/what are we watching/reading?

Johnny: Lignum, Wooden Lounger Chair


James: Tool restorations Pale Dog Tool Co.


Zack: Philip Jackson sculptures, http://www.simonstalenhag.se/

Favorite tool/product this week?

CNCDigital FabricationWoodworking

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