Five Ply Design // 2017 // CNC setup & machining

Previously, Five Ply Design’s HouseBirds had been hand cut on the bandsaw, producing non-uniform results.

I created CNC files that would ensure that each product would be of equal quality.

CNC Setup

A roughing toolpath is utilized to ease the strain on the finishing bits.

Each piece of wood is measured and the available real estate is carefully optimized to minimize waste, resulting in a densely-packed sheet of birds.

The tabs hold the HouseBirds in place during the CNC process are easily removed with the bandsaw.