Digital Crafting uses CNC fabrication techniques to develop a dialogue between the hand and the machine. Rather than translating digital surface models directly into material, the millwork is sculpted from an array of custom tool-paths, informed and inspired by weaving techniques visible in chainmail. The technique, production of woven objects, and, most importantly, the risk and natural error inherent in the hand are investigated for potentially novel surface textures and effects, introducing essential concepts of hand craft to the conventions of contemporary machining and fabrication.



Chainmail Viscosity
Critics Ronnie Parsons and Gil Akos
Spring 2011



Justin Hattendorf 2018