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New Workshop

And of course when I say “New”, what I really mean is “about 4 months old”. I’ve shifted house – now live in a small beach community about 40 minutes drive from the Capital… just far enough away to avoid the terrible weather. The workshop is about 5 times the size of the last one, […]

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Golden Rectangle Icosahedron

A little while ago I came across this… If you take 3 golden-mean rectangles, intersecting on three different planes, you wind up with a perfect icosahedron… a 20 sided Platonic Solid. Cool.. So I made one. So there you go. The ratios of the sides of each rectangle is exactly the same as the ratios […]

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Ultra-Fast Laser Cutter

Fairly tangential connection to The Golden Mean with this one… other than the resulting artwork (by Andy Gikling) being based on a Fibonacci Spiral… … which is cool, but the laser-cutter used is utterly incredible. Check this out: (via) The Golden Mean Calipers I make are made from laser-cut stainless steel… all of the cases […]

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The Lewis Chessmen

I think these are the coolest chess-people ever invented: Vikings. About 900 years old, discovered (some say by a cow) in a remote Scottish isle, about 200 year ago. Documentary here: The Lewis Chessmen – seemingly originating from Trondheim, Norway in the 12th Century. 93 of them – which would tend to suggest they belonged […]

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Artichoke Zoetrope

Which is a new thing from John Edmark, who makes amazing 3D printed Zoetropey devices: For which he has kindly made an instructables page. I’ve been following his stuff for a while now – was hoping he’d try the zoetrope thing with a pinecone or a sunflower or something – but if you’ve got an […]

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