Category Archives: FAB

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Jon Tang of FRONTEER Breaks Down How to Design a Sneaker from Scratch

20 hours ago

With a nearly endless array of profiles and material block possibilities, sneaker design sketches aren’t too hard to come by. However, the process of converting those sketches into a physical…

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This Desktop CNC Machine Gets You Milling for Under $500

2 days ago

If you’re not getting your recommended daily allowance of sawdust and aluminum shavings, chances are you’re looking at desktop CNC milling machine options. There are A LOT more options that…

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The Soothing Process of Manufacturing Vinyl Records Never Gets Old

2 days ago

While the renewed appreciation of vinyl records have led to the highest sales numbers in nearly 30 years, equally fascinating is how vinyl manufacturing equipment –– most of which is just…

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M3D Heats Things Up (Literally) With the M3D Pro 3D Printer

6 days ago

Maryland-based startup M3D gained fame back in 2014 when they successfully crowdfunded their Micro 3D printer on Kickstarter in a matter of minutes (surpassing their goal of $50K and ending…

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Every Model Shop Should Have Frank Howarth’s Clever Orbiting Time Lapse Camera Rig

6 days ago

When it comes to documenting a build, few people can top Frank Howarth’s creative use of camera shots and storylines to make otherwise mundane processes seem like Hollywood handiwork. And…

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3D Printing Can Enable Amazing Things

7 days ago

Some say 3D printing is not useful and is dying, but in fact our world is being slowly changed in fundamental ways behind the scenes. In factories around the world,…

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Watch the Mesmerizing 160-Step Process of Crafting a Handmade Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod

1 week ago

Considered by many to be “The Contemplative Man’s Recreation,” fly fishing is also a favorite for craftsmen who prefer to make their own equipment –– be it tying a fly on…

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Quick PSA: This Video Will Remind You to Not Stand Behind a Table Saw

1 week ago

As if table saws aren’t already one of the most nerve-wracking shop tools to work with, now there’s another friendly reminder that you should always keep your wits about you…

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Keeping it in the Family | The Story Behind Montana-Based Ruana Knives

1 week ago

In need of extra money to help support his family back in the 1930s, Montana welder Rudy Ruana began making knives on the side in a small garage. Before long,…