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Actually, Perpetual Slinky Escalator Is Humanity's Greatest Achievement

There are some questions I have about the world’s first perpetual Slinky escalator. Will this Slinky ever stop slinking? Will the entire rickety machine collapse into a pile of repurposed IKEA particle board and dust? Is this not the world’s most mesmerising GIF?


An Interesting Look At A Lumber Shop

Video: Vancouver Urban Timberworks works with lumber and makes furniture. That is, they take trees that were cut down or fallen in urban areas and turn them into one of a kind, usable pieces of art that will last lifetimes. Hypebeast took a closer look at the process of what they do and it’s pretty fascinating, even if just to see wood getting chopped to bits.


Making A Stone Axe Without Any Tools Is Really Impressive

Get a giant stick. Shape a big stone. Put the stone in the stick and you have a Celt stone axe made without any tools other than what nature gave you. Watch as Primitive Technology uses rocks to sharpen rocks and then fire to burn a hole into a large stick and then put it altogether so that it’s strong enough to chop down a tree. Sticks and stones break bones.


Could The Empire State Building Be Built With Wood?

High-rise buildings constructed from wood are having a bit of a moment. And that begs an important question: could the Empire State Building, the quintessential skyscraper, be built using wood?


The Ricoh GR II Adds Wi-Fi To A Cult Classic

The Ricoh GR was a fantastically simple compact camera — one big APS-C sensor crammed into a portable body, with a good prime lens, decent controls, and not much else in the way. Two years after the original release, Ricoh has released the GR II. What’s broke ain’t fixed — the only major addition is Wi-Fi and NFC.


Chopping Down A Giant Tree In An Urban Area Is Like An Opera 

Video: This is basically watching a ballet of wood chopping. This video shows Seattle’s largest elm tree get carefully cut down piece by piece in an urban area with perfect placement of ropes and the expert use of a crane and the daring knowhow of climbers.


Watching A Wooden Chair Get Made Is Surprisingly Peaceful

Can you watch an episode of television that just follows the multiple day process of making a chair from wood without any music? Without any commentary? As part of BBC Four Goes Slow series, we see just that. It’s beautiful, ASMR-tingling, and so soothing to see tree trunks get chopped, wood being sawed down, and the quiet still soundtrack of the furniture being put together.


The Difference Between Hard And Soft Wood Has Nothing To Do With Hardness

Generally speaking, wood is often put into one of two categories — hardwood and softwood. But what exactly makes a given piece of wood qualify as either hard or soft and how did those definitions come about? It all has to do with the tree’s seeds.


An Interesting Look At The Life Of A Master Woodturner

Video: Steven Kennard is a master woodturner, and this is his story. Filmed by Breakwater Studios, this short shows in detail how Kennard transforms wood into unbelievably intricate art pieces and gives you a bit of background on how Kennard became a woodturner.


Video: Stunning Art Made From Simply Carving One Stick Of Wood

Video: I don’t even know what to call this. Is it wood carving? Wood shaving? Art? Manipulating nature like no human has ever done before? Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. By carefully shaving the stick down, he can turn the wood into something so incredibly elaborate. It’s almost unbelievable. I mean, seriously, who knew a stick of wood hid so much art?


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