Impressive Wooden Marble Run

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The most impressive part of this marble run is the fact that much of it is carved out of food.  Look at the organic shapes made.  It must have taken the guy ages to get all that detail in it.  It doesn’t hurt that marble runs are just fun to watch.

Wood Cutting

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You don’t need to watch all 30 minutes of this video.  Some parts are well cut while others are static views of control screens.  It is an interesting look at how saw mills are set up to operate.  I’m particularly fond of the giant mills used to cut the giant tree trunks.  Pretty impressive.

Wooden Analog Clock

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You know Japan isn’t just known for their crazy perversions.  They’re actually insanely good woodworkers too.  Case in point, this crazy complicated mechanical clock that draws out the time on a magnetic board. Look at the intricacies of it: Now here you can see, and listen to it in action: {Withnews|reddit}

Wooden Engineering Equipement

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Japanese woodworker Kinohaguruma makes some of the the coolest works of wooded engineering I have ever seen. Here’s the first video that introduced me to him, a wooden excavator: See how the entire thing is made of wood.  There’s a bunch of different gears, and different transmissions and gear boxes that change what is actually being … Continued

How to Build a House

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Have you even wondered how to build a home?  What’s necessary?  How to start, what order to do things in?  Well, this may be over an hour long video, but Larry Haun does a really good job showing how he and a buddy build a house.  Or most of it anyway.  It’s really interesting and … Continued

Crazy Wooden Bench

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According to reddit, this bench was submitted to the Design Museum of London’s Design of the Year Awards.  It was a finalist in the Product category.  Check out the designer’s website, raw-edges, to see some more photos of it, and how they made it. I like wood-working, but I could never make something that looks … Continued

LEGO Train Coffee Table

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Another DIY post courtesy of reddit, this time stubbornmoose has made a coffee table out of maple and walnut, but with LEGO baseplates on the top so that his kids can set up a LEGO town on it.  That is a great idea. Were you aware that you can buy giant LEGO baseplates from slabdreamlab? … Continued

LED Log Things

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  This is a pretty ingenious way to use unusable pieces of wood.  Be it splits, or cracks, or just mishappen pieces that you can’t mill.  Instead of burning them (which is what I would do), Italian designer Marco Stefanelli decided to fill the voids with resin that has LEDs encased in them.  I gotta say, that’s nice. … Continued