The Daily Spoon

The Daily Spoon

The past year [2014] Stian spent most of his time exploring the unique organic qualities of wood and how adding of a function can beautifully refine a piece of wood. The project consists of 365 unique hand carved spoons made from various types of wood. One carved everyday through a year.

(via Kottke)

See also

  • Velocipedia: Bikes drawn hastily from memory, realised by a product designer — These weird and wonderful bike designs were produced by product designer Gianluca Gimini, based on designs he had solicited from friends and strangers over several years.
  • The Toyota Setsuna (Japanese for “moment”) is a roadster concept car made from cedar and birch and built using a traditional Japanese carpentry technique known as “okuriari” that doesn’t involve nails or screws but relies on perfectly carved joints to hold the components together.
  • Primitive Technology: Making a bow and arrow“I made a bow and arrows in the wild using only natural materials and primitive tools I’d made previously from scratch (as usual). The tools used were a celt stone hatchet, a stone chisel, various stone blades and fire sticks.”
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The Daily Spoon

“By repeating the production of a spoon every day for a longer period of time (365 days), the goal is to challenge and explore a spoons aesthetic and functional qualities.”

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Primitive Technology: Bow and Arrow

I made a bow and arrows in the wild using only natural materials and primitive tools I’d made previously from scratch (as usual). The tools used were a celt stone hatchet, a stone chisel, various stone blades and fire sticks.

Filmed in the wilds of Far North Queensland, Australia, our silent craftsman ventures out into the bush to camp and make these videos. Self taught from books, the internet and trial and error, this is a hobby and not a way of life: “I live in a modern house and eat modern food. I just like to see how people in ancient times built and made things.”

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”

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How To Make A Clock In The Home Machine Shop

Chris from Clickspring is building a John Wilding Large Wheel Skeleton Clock from raw stock!

Chris: All parts of the clock (other than the mainspring), will be made from raw stock, using home shop equipment. I will also be making a lot of the tools required to complete the project, so there will be a fair bit of general machining as well as clockmaking.

These are all incredibly satisfying to watch.

See also: Michael Kretschmer made this gorgeous wooden model of the original starship Enterprise.

(via O’Reilly Radar)

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How to make a clock from scratch

Chris from Clickspring is building a John Wilding Large Wheel Skeleton Clock in his home shop.

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