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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 (18 comments total)
these are very cool. very expensive, as well. if I was a thousaindaire, I would purchase one. Thank you for the link, crunchy person.
posted by angry modem at 8:38 PM on August 4, 2003

makes me wish I had some money! very nice.
posted by supershauna at 9:12 PM on August 4, 2003

Very nice indeed.
posted by dg at 9:45 PM on August 4, 2003

Great link, really fascinating -- and while I can't really afford one and certainly don't have room for one, I think the prices are remarkably reasonable! I'd expect them to cost a lot more.

Reading his explanations throughout the site is interesting too.
posted by edlundart at 10:05 PM on August 4, 2003

Holy shit. Very tight...

crunchland: Your links never disappoint.
posted by sharksandwich at 10:13 PM on August 4, 2003

Ok ... wow!
posted by bicyclingfool at 11:02 PM on August 4, 2003

wow. i must've missed the first one, but i have to say: "great fucking link".

me and my psychiatrist are working on that obscenties thing, but soon, soon ...
posted by fishfucker at 3:15 AM on August 5, 2003

What a wonderful link, and for another, unexpected reason: I remember seeing a couple of these hanging in a diner and tourist lodge along the Appalachian Trail Parkway during our honeymoon! What a lovely reminder of an idyll thirteen years ago.

I vowed then I'd buy one, and I'm no closer to being able to afford it, but they're beautifully crafted and fascinating to watch.
posted by alumshubby at 4:01 AM on August 5, 2003

[this is kinetic]
posted by shoepal at 6:20 AM on August 5, 2003

Jumping on the crunchland love wagon - really enjoyed this and many of your recent links. Thx!

oh - any more games a la the little guy on the spaceship? you know which one I mean...
posted by widdershins at 6:27 AM on August 5, 2003

It's been said before, to far less deserving links, but...

[this is good]
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:27 AM on August 5, 2003

Very cool. I was also intrigued by the motion simulation software he uses to tweak designs.
posted by F Mackenzie at 8:05 AM on August 5, 2003

I've seen these before, without ever knowing who it was that built them. They really are mesmerizing--if anything, even more captivating in real-life, when it really reinforces that this complexity is being generated by very simple, smooth, beautifully-carved pieces of wood. Plus, they're dead silent, which again just reinforces the magical quality.
posted by LairBob at 9:01 AM on August 5, 2003

Very nice indeedy. Thanks, crunch.
posted by yoga at 9:08 AM on August 5, 2003

Wow...I want one! Damn you burst bubble!
posted by dejah420 at 9:26 AM on August 5, 2003

The Pegasus is my favorite. Beautiful!
posted by debralee at 10:39 AM on August 5, 2003

I'll show you some wood that works!

(I know, I already missed my sexual innuendo opportunity, but nobody's said it yet and I couldn't resist.)
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:55 AM on August 5, 2003

Oooo--pretty, pretty, pretty. These are so cool. Thank you!
posted by lobakgo at 1:50 PM on August 5, 2003

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