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Forum topic by Planeman posted 04-22-2009 01:36 AM 1188 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2009 01:36 AM

Be sure to watch the little videos of how he WEAVES wood to make the structural material!


-- Always remember half of the people in this country are below average.

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#1 posted 04-22-2009 01:43 AM

Yeah, this is an impressive project… and ambitious.

I think I saw this posted before on LJ.

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#2 posted 04-22-2009 01:46 AM

Sorry…I don’t get it.

But, then, there’s a part of me that has never understood how I can work my tail off to produce something worth while [useable], while others do what ever they feel like and make a hundred times what I make (this would assume that “they” sell these things for a lot of money.)

I can appreciate art, but, I don’t appreciate the “free-ride” sense I tend to get from it (not when I work so hard to survive.) Sorry about the buzz-kill….guess I’m in a mood.

-- arborial reconfiguration specialist

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 11:41 AM

Now, even though I trash this guy for knitting a car out of wood, I’m not so closed minded that it didn’t get filed away in my little cat brain.

I woke up this morning at 5:15, and this flash thought hit me (actually the thought literally woke me up) that we have a job (hopefully coming up) where we might be able to use the woven wood idea for some of the surfaces.

I’m going to e-mail master and have him take a look.

-- arborial reconfiguration specialist

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#4 posted 04-23-2009 12:53 PM

I had the pleasure to meet Joe Harmon and his crew last August at the IWF. We probably spent 10 minutes talking together and I went through his picture book of all the processes they went thru and the loom he had to design to weave the wood.
Some of his crew were very good looking young ladies who were more knowlegeable and constructive than they were good looking. (That is NOT a backhanded complement.)
Catspaw, I’m glad that you had second thoughts. Mr. Harmon got an unexpected benefit from his project.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#5 posted 04-23-2009 01:39 PM

Catspaw, they sell woven bamboo panels here. I,ve been thinking of using them in frame and panel construction on cabinet sides. I reckon it will look pretty good.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 06:31 AM


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