Sunday Morning Links: The CNC Panel Joinery Edition

With the advent of home / hobbyist CNC cutting equipment the old standby “dove tail joint” is getting a new look and functionality.


Hobby class laser cutters and CNC routers each have advantages and disadvantages. Laser cutters can cut much finer details because they have very small “kerf.” On the other hand, they’re more expensive and can’t do partial-depth cutting or “pocketing” like a CNC router can. They also use heat, which can burn the substrate and/or generate nasty off-gassing. On the other hand, the burning effect can be used decoratively. A CNC router can change bits and cut complex relieved surfaces, or make cuts with mitered or otherwise profiled edges. I don’t think either tool can be described as simply “better,” and, with one minor caveat, all of the techniques presented here can be used equally well with either a laser cutter or a router.

Very interesting stuff.

Now, on to the links:

WyBlog: Finally, a flag liberals won’t burn!
theCL: Sweden’s Gender-Neutral ‘Hen’
Gator: Epic Zombie ‘Obamacare’ Horror Video Featuring Murdered Herman Cain (video)
TBA: Great new look, same excellent content
The Eye: Rick Rolling Away 

SJ: Why we need to take Van Jones seriously
CH2.0: Did Anyone Catch Obama Using Hilary Rosen to Play Good Cop-Bad Cop with Ann Romney?
CoF: Populism in America?
Zilla: “I Feel a Band of Love”
Wade: Hard Left – Hard Decisions

CP: Joe Biden on his Wife – “Stay home and learn school” (Cannot make this up)
Bunker: Joe Biden makes Secret Service pay him rent
‘Bot: If half the Democrats in Congress are Communists, then the other 50% are…
LaS: Demotivational Rosen
PR: President Obama – Raising Taxes For Economic Fairness

MTTM: Obama’s Army
RR: Local News Reporter Confronts President Obama About Tax Payer Funded Vacations (VIDEO)
WWTFT: A Few Words From an IRS Commissioner under Eisenhower
Slack: Just in case…
BdKS: Maureen Dowd Might Want To Make Babies With Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert…but nobody watches their stupid pointless shows.

  • Zilla April 15, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Thank you, Steve. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday today!

    • steve April 15, 2012 at 8:02 am

      You are welcome and hope you have a great Sunday as well.

  • KingShamus April 15, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Steve, thanks for the linkage. Glad you liked my goofy hit piece on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

    • steve April 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

      Good stuff. The title alone made me laugh!

      Thanks for stopping by.

  • Bunkerville April 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Thanks again, and have a great day. What a week. It will be interesting to look back at some of these a year from now, and just hope we can be smiling once again.

    • steve April 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

      I think we are in for several more crazy weeks leading into November.

  • Matt April 15, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Thanks for the link sir. Should this had been the Joinery-Linkery post?

    • steve April 15, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Ha! Joinery-Linkery…

  • Jim att Conservatives on Fire April 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

    A lot of good stuff, Steve. Thanks for the inclusion.

    • steve April 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

      No problem-o!

  • Joan of Argghh! April 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I do thank you for the linky-luv, Steve!

    • steve April 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      You are very welcome.

  • Shane April 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for the link Steve! Hope your weekend was great…turned out to be a pretty nice day in southeast Michigan today.

    • steve April 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Not too shabby weather wise today in my neck o’ the woods.

  • LD Jackson April 16, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Thanks for the link, Steve.

    • steve April 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      You are most welcome.

  • Martin April 17, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Cool stuff! As an amateur woodworker I’ve never ventured into this realm, but it is neat.

    • steve April 17, 2012 at 5:42 am

      I saw these designs and thought they were interesting as well. I wonder how well the snaps work in wood.