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Tusked through tenons - an engineers take.

I’m an engineer. Despite that, I’m usually fine with following the proportions which most woodworkers use to lay out a joint. They are tried and true and (as an engineer) mostly seem reasonable to me. 1,909 more words


Defakto’s ‘Stille Nacht’ watch is a limited edition of galactic proportions

(Source: techcrunch.com)

Independent watchmaker Defakto creates some stunning timepieces via its regular collection, but it has a new limited series that is particularly eye-catching. The new Defakto Stille Nacht is a collaboration with artist Friederike Bellman, and it uses a hand-painted star field to brighten and distinguish each watface for the 50-piece limited edition run. 215 more words


Dimensions of Symmetry 

“No face, however beautiful, is perfectly symmetrical: Eyes may be different sizes, the right cheek may be plumper than the left, one ear may sit higher on the head.

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A Bird in the Hand

I’ll be thrilled one day if I ever convince a chickadee to eat from my hand.  Until then, this little guy will have to do.  I carved him from a small maple crook, and learned the difficulties of carving small.  186 more words

Process - Week 5

For Week 5, we started on prototype making.

We are seeking to achieve a look-like prototype and not so much a functional.

In order to move on to function from form, we needed a strong foundation of research on materials so that we are able to efficiently use the materials and lower production cost during our process of making by reducing the amount of unsuitable, unnecessary and unproductive materials. 212 more words

Another Studio Sketch

Now and then I make a sketch of my studio. It’s messy enough to be interesting. Today I found that I am getting better at placing my shapes in the frame and estimating proportions properly. 37 more words

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