Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wood Inspiration!

I have always been interested in bending wood. Lamination, steam, kerf, vacuum, you name it. It amazes me that such a hard static material can be manipulated to take a new form while keeping or even improving strength.

So it came as a surprise when I saw this video on Core77:

The "illusion" shown is interesting, but I am thinking that this method could be used for some pretty funky wood joints that wouldn't require any fasteners or even glue. Time to go down to the shop to experiment!