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The unusual tools were born out of the designer’s interest in new means of making, specifically ones involving additive techniques, like those used in 3D printing, as opposed to traditional subtractive methods.
Mills use a subtractive method, starting with a block of solid materials like Crowninshield's blanks and removing all the parts that are not needed.
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