Michael Anderson’s wood carvings are about as far from old-timey whittling as it gets. By programming a specialized computer numerical control machine (CNC), he cuts incredibly intricate geometric patterns into pieces of plywood. The process itself is reminiscent of early, subtractive versions of 3D printing, which carved desired objects out of blocks of wood. “Each material expresses itself in a unique way,” Anderson explains of his newest efforts, which involve making sculptures from plaster and resin, as well as with a three-sided flip mill. “Experimenting with different materials allows me to understand the limitations of not only the hardware, but the material itself.” As a result, he’s been able to transform his relatively flat wood-patterned carvings into elegant 3D cubes. (source).


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