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Forum topic by DKV posted 735 days ago 1597 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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735 days ago

The photo is of a screen capture so forgive the quality. These things look interesting and I’m probably the last to know about them. I’m sure you’ve all seen these…maybe not. Anyway, tell me what you think. Potential?

As much as we love creating things and working with our hands, there are times when we just want to get a project done so we can hit the fridge for a beer and a slice of cold pizza. In an effort to help us build the things we want without the time consuming process of measuring, drilling and nailing, there’s the PLY90 connector. The connecting bracket removes the tedious work and lets you align wooden boards by simply slipping them in and tightening down. This also means disassembly is a breeze and completely mess free. Now the only thing holding you back from creating the desk or shelf design of your dreams, is imagining it.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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Loren

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#1 posted 735 days ago

Interesting way to put together ugly furniture.

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CplSteel

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#2 posted 735 days ago

I am unfamiliar with the product, but to me the question would be the strength of the joint vs. some other simple joint, like glue and pocket hole screws which is a pretty quick joint (yes you have to wait for the glue to dry but you are still drinking a beer and eating a slice of cold pizza).

I think these little “things”? look interesting as a clamp. Throw one or two on a left leg while you work on a right leg kind of thing…

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 735 days ago

Interesting way to put together ugly furniture.

I was thinking the same thing :) Might be useful for making temporary stuff, like work benches, at a job site though. Strength would be a concern as CplSteel mentioned.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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DKV

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#4 posted 735 days ago

Call me the ugly duckling if you must but I kind of like the table with the glass top. You wouldn’t see these on many decks. A good conversation piece.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 734 days ago

Well…that pretty well sucks…..!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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CplSteel

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#6 posted 734 days ago

I disagree with much of what is being said here. I thought the question was to the structural usefulness of the joint not the artistic significance of the joint. As far as how good it looks that deepends on the context of the surrounding project, the room, and how it is used. some people just don’t like modern furniture and some people don’t like shaker style or arts & craft It doesn’t really matter just do what you like artisticly

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madts

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#7 posted 734 days ago

I agree with clpsteel. This part/joint has a very Ikea look about it. Designing some furniture around these could be fun. I am sure just like any design, some would like it and some would hate it. Vive la difference.
Engineering wise would take some trial and effort to get the right strength. All in all a neat concept.

By the way clpsteel, are you letting politics get into this post by having left and right legs?

Sorry I could not resist.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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KyleT

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#8 posted 734 days ago

While it doesn’t showcase traditional woodworking joinery that a “good woodworker” tries to identify himself with, it does align with the linear, industrial feel of many popular contemporary disciplines. Calling it “ugly” doesn’t really add anything to the discussion, but expressing a dissatisfaction with it for x and y reasons does.

I think that these brackets used in conjunction with some nice walnut veneer ply that has been properly edged could make for some really cool contemporary furniture. Even better if available in polished or more refined finishes.

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DKV

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#9 posted 734 days ago

Go here for even more info on ply90.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/964105082/build-your-dreams

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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CplSteel

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#10 posted 734 days ago

Aesthetics aside, I am a fan if it can withstand later forces well enough. I would use them for adjustable shelves, without shelf pins, by putting in some runners into the wall and you can slide these up and down the runners and lock them in place (if they can handle the lateral force). Even if it is industrial/modern looking, it is nicer than many of the adjustable solutions I have seen and used.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#11 posted 734 days ago

I see it as an interesting connector or fastener which obviously can be put to good use, but for me, it would not be anything I would use in my woodworking projects.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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