is a transcultural word which combines the Japanese words for all people (Min) and art (Gei). The site has a flash interface and features over 5,000 high resolution, zoomable objects. More information on the Mingei Movement
posted by tellurian
on Jan 27, 2009 -
"When I get the time when I'm not raking, whenever I'm near water, I'll beach comb for bits of wood, feather or anything else that appeals and make some boats
posted by nthdegx
on Apr 21, 2008 -
is a site by a Finnish guy who offers free plans for two dozen simple plywood boats you can build, along with photos illustrating the build process of each. He also describes basic woodbending technique and some of the design process, in a pleasing writing style that makes me want to get off the internet and make things. My favorites: Portuguese style dinghy
; tiny stubby halfpea
; round, Welsh-style coracle
-- if you click on no other link today, click on the coracle link and scroll down at least to the black and white photo.
posted by LobsterMitten
on Oct 12, 2007 -
In the year 2525 if man is still alive, future generations will be able to consult this
book or type a request into their DIY UNIT™ and reproduce the effect of wood or marble
posted by tellurian
on Feb 2, 2006 -
Last winter, Sweden was blasted
by the first storm in recorded history to ever deliver hurricane force winds, devastating the country's forests. Logging crews came from all over the world. This massive collection of wood is now stored at a former air strip. via Inhabitat
posted by stbalbach
on Jan 31, 2006 -
Two completely dissimilar yet nifty artists: The twisted ink drawings of Jon Kuta
(big enough to make desktops; Flash interface), and the fabulously lifelike driftwood and bronze sculptures of Heather Jansch
(she really likes horses. Warning: you'll have to side-scroll).
posted by Gator
on Jan 15, 2006 -
Old Wood Working Machines.
Covering only North American manufactures, the OWWM website (referred to as the mothership) has 1160 scans of manuals, flyers, catalogs, and sales literature dating back over 100 years. The FAQ
is extensive and has exploded spinning off many pertinent articles
. OWWM also has almost 2200 user submitted, machinery profiles
showing machines as found and/or restored. One of the highlights is a write up on what appears to be the very first (PDF) Delta Unisaw
which was built before WWII and aside from mostly cosmetic changes is still built today.
posted by Mitheral
on Jan 24, 2005 -
David C. Roy - Wood That Works. "All of my sculptures are spring driven escapement mechanisms. Nothing is hidden. Each part of one of my sculptures is essential to the operation of the whole. The relative motion of these interacting parts produces the interesting, some say "whimsical and dynamic" patterns of motion. I am always searching for simple ways to produce complex, yet understandable, visual, and at times auditory, patterns."
Boy, if I were a rich man... [Note: Flash] (via Dublog)
posted by crunchland
on Aug 4, 2003 -
Pinocchio Fetish? Ok, now what's the attraction with women who look like they've told too many fibs? Well… that's hard to say. It's just sexy...
posted by milnak
on Mar 6, 2002 -