"The cat... quickly got bored of it and meowed to be let out."
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posted by mhjb at 4:46 PM on November 20, 2009

This guy is, like, our Leonardo da Vinci or something.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:56 PM on November 20, 2009

So cool.

Scroll down to the end of the wooden wasp sucker page and there's a photo of a full day's catch. Eep!
posted by cobwebberies at 5:21 PM on November 20, 2009 [1 favorite]

That's a lot of wasps. Heebies + jeebies to the max.
posted by Mister Cheese at 5:26 PM on November 20, 2009 [2 favorites]

And I say that as a man who's been elbow deep in recalcitrant bees. Ain't natural having that many wasps in one place. Though I can respect the need to be able to see how many you've caught. He should make a spider sucker. A box full of wolf spiders, that would be crowd pleaser.
posted by Mister Cheese at 5:36 PM on November 20, 2009

His main site which has cool projects somewhat weekly.
posted by DU at 6:01 PM on November 20, 2009 [1 favorite]

Some of my best memories from first year undergrad were made possible by his maps and descriptions. And thanks to his exploration by airplane, I've gotten to hike through meter-high grass along a former rail line to get to a huge abandoned railway bridge up high in the middle of nowhere.

The other stuff looks pretty cool too.
posted by parudox at 6:14 PM on November 20, 2009 [1 favorite]

Mmmmm - excellent combination of a great mind and great woodworking tools. Very nice.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 6:40 PM on November 20, 2009

In the future, criminal cats will be stored for eternity in the Wooden Geosphere.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:52 PM on November 20, 2009 [1 favorite]

I like his little wooden tracked vehicle.
posted by hattifattener at 6:54 PM on November 20, 2009

In fairness, wasps only build nests inside your building because their previous natural habitat was bulldozed into fucking oblivion.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:08 PM on November 20, 2009

The problem with the world is certainly not enough wooden geodesic cat storage devices.
posted by qvantamon at 7:31 PM on November 20, 2009 [1 favorite]

I have a pretty good idea how this person got his cat wedged into a wooden geodesic ball, and why.
posted by spacewrench at 7:35 PM on November 20, 2009 [1 favorite]

I am inspired. For reals. This weekend I will go forth and be all the engineer I can be.
posted by water bear at 8:21 PM on November 20, 2009

This guy is a legend, I've been reading various pages of his for years. I love his wooden pipe organ.
posted by RustyBrooks at 9:40 PM on November 20, 2009

I have the capacity and tendency, to become obsessed with the mathematics of things like geodesic balls. It can be fun. It can also hurt. I like this post.
posted by Goofyy at 11:15 PM on November 21, 2009

I live with an engineer who, if he built a geodesic sphere, would totally think "Man! I'm going to put my cat in there!"

I don't know if I'm comforted or terrified to know that he's not alone.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:33 AM on November 22, 2009

This guys jigs are awesome. I really like his horizontal boring jig.
posted by butterstick at 9:44 AM on November 23, 2009

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