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Shigir Idol

The oldest wooden statue in the world was found in a Russian bog in 1890. The Shigir Idol is believed to be about 9500 years old. It is 2.8 meters high; an additional 1.93 meters of statue were lost during the turmoil of the 20th century.
posted by Blue Jello Elf on Mar 26, 2015 - 22 comments

Spoon us today our daily spoon

Stian Korntved Ruud is nearing the end of a yearlong project in which he designs and crafts a unique wooden spoon every day. He's using hand tools exclusively. You can follow the results and see a little of the process on instagram. Via core77.
posted by hydrophonic on Mar 26, 2015 - 17 comments

Frank makes a bowl while Bonnie plays the cello

Gorgeous stop-motion photography of a wooden bowl being made.
posted by pjern on Apr 27, 2013 - 45 comments

Cups and Balls, hand cranked.

Cups and Balls, via crank (slyt)
posted by Marky on Aug 3, 2012 - 47 comments

Lur, the original (classier) vuvuzela?

The Lur is an overblown ancient northern European wind instrument made of bark or carved solid wood, with an incredibly "noble" sound (usually). [more inside]
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out on Dec 1, 2010 - 15 comments

The Wizard of Westwood has passed

John Wooden has passed away at the age of 99. Did he teach you how to put on your socks and shoes? Some say he got a lot of things wrong. But he had a boatload of achievements. There was the Pyramid of Success. The Seven-Point Creed. And he was married to his beloved Nell for 53 years, and after her death in 1985, he still wrote her a love letter every month and set it on her side of the bed. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jun 4, 2010 - 37 comments

Plans for simple plywood boats

Hannu's Boatyard 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 - 31 comments

A Bicycle Built from Wood

Meet JANO, the beautiful bicyle built out of wood. This hybrid bike is the thesis project of Roland Kaufmann and is designed for both the very active and every day cyclist.
posted by inconsequentialist on Jun 13, 2007 - 33 comments

Check out this "mirror",

Check out this "mirror", its computer controlled and made out of wood. I really want one of these, watch the non-streaming video to view it in action.
posted by skallas on Aug 5, 2000 - 4 comments

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