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wooden skyscrapers

New techniques mean that wood can now be used for much taller buildings - "Wood has many attractions as a construction material, apart from its aesthetic qualities. A wooden building is about a quarter of the weight of an equivalent reinforced-concrete structure, which means foundations can be smaller. Timber is a sustainable material and a natural 'sink' for CO2... Using wood could reduce their carbon footprint by 60-75%, according to some studies. There are two main concerns about using wood to build high. The first is whether wood is strong enough... the second worry: fire."
posted by kliuless on Oct 20, 2016 - 30 comments

Endymion

#1 Making a Cherry Wood Fountain Pen [YouTube, 12:25, Martin Saban-Smith]
Turning A Cigar Pen [YT, 25:31, Steve Lindsley]
Turning a Banksia Pen With Dyed Epoxy #10 [YT, 17:39, I Turn Two]
Circuit Board Ink Pen [YT, 24:28, RJBWoodTurner]
Beginning Pen Making, Make a Cigar Pen. Stars and Stripes America Style. [YT, 10:16, Chad Schimmel]
20 Steps to Turning Better Pens, by Kurt Hertzog for Woodturning
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 9, 2016 - 28 comments

"Cheesecake, Chalkpit, Nutter, Butter, Crumple, Rumple..." (all rescues)

"For the walk - just the walks - I've probably spent 40 or 50,000 dollars." (SLVideo, houzz, via)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Apr 8, 2016 - 11 comments

WK Fine Tools Library

WK Fine Tools is an internet magazine devoted to traditional and fine woodworking. The site also maintains curated collections of downloadable woodworking books and tool catalogs and manuals. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Feb 15, 2015 - 14 comments

Traditional Japanese Wood Construction and Framing Techniques

Some short videos from a Japanese construction shop that practices traditional joinery techniques. The tools are modern, but the components and joinery techniques are traditional. For instance, joining two beams end-to-end. [more inside]
posted by carter on Jan 12, 2015 - 35 comments

Covering Our Tracks

Covering Our Tracks "My son and I are building an HO scale model train layout. [...] We have a long way to go. This project will involve carpentry, electrical wiring, building and soldering a control panel, laying track, model building, landscaping, painting, and, most of all, patience. Some of these skills we have, some we can learn, others we'll just do the best we can." [via mefi projects]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 2, 2014 - 21 comments

Your tax dollars at work

The book on Wood-Frame House Construction (with diagrams) is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service. Here is the full online index of USDA Agriculture Handbooks. They're public domain. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Dec 14, 2013 - 15 comments

Traditional Finnish Log House Building Process

This video shows the process of building a log cabin. It was shot in Finland. The narration is in Finnish, but you can turn on the English subtitles.
posted by tykky on Dec 6, 2013 - 36 comments

Carpentry for Boys

CARPENTRY FOR BOYS WITH 250 ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS By J. S. ZERBE, M.E. Copyright, 1914.
posted by Think_Long on Aug 3, 2013 - 29 comments

Sailing: "A state of blissful awareness punctuated by sheer terror."

Shaped on all Six Sides: A short documentary about the craft and philosophy of wooden boat carpentry. [via]
posted by quin on May 29, 2013 - 8 comments

A Field Guide to Antique Hand Tools

When it comes to hand tools, many woodworkers will tell you that they just don't make 'em like they used to. Unfortunately, making sense of the myriad versions and model numbers of antique hand tools can be a daunting task. Fortunately there's Patrick's Blood and Gore for Stanley hand planes, the Disstonian Institute for Disston saws, Old Tool Heaven for just about everything ever made by Millers Falls, and HyperKitten, which includes pages on Metal Routers, Stanley Bench Planes, and Harvey W. Peace saws. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Feb 3, 2012 - 16 comments

The Wizard of Wood

Portuguese carpenter Carlos Alberto is a wizard with wood. His modified Vespa Daniela is a thing of beauty, and the Mota is pretty damned cool as well. Would love to see him panel a Rolls Royce or a Bentley.
posted by bwg on Jan 27, 2009 - 15 comments

Just another nail in the head

Just another nail in the head Don't mind me. I will just be posting sites that are really crazy for the next month.
posted by aj100 on Aug 2, 2001 - 40 comments

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