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A new joint concept for linking panels together which lie in the same plane.
The squggly parts stretch ever so slightly like a spring to pull the panels together with a decent amount of force.
As a bonus, itâ€™s laser cutter friendly. This joint could make it easier to build up large objects off of a smaller machine or from pieces of scrap.
This could also be suitable for something like a room divider panel, adult scale construction set, or maybe even a trampoline(!)
The notches that recieve the squiggly "springs" are elongated to provide adequate force in 1/2" chinese birch plywood.
If you want to use a thinner or more flexible material, you will need to make these notches longer.
If you want to use a thicker or less flexible material, you will need to make these notches shorter.
A good step for adjustment in plywood might be around 0.015". Again, work in progress :)
Plywood panel linking joint for laser or router by cnckevin is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure cnckevin would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
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