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Machine/Wood Porn

2013-12-02 12:12:56.731229+00 by meuon 3 comments

High quality machine work, and wood working, exposed:

Making Fletcher Capstan Tables - The making of the these is incredible. much more complicated than I expected.

Blastoline Decoliner - a hand made "automotive" sculpture by Blastolene

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-02 16:58:44.830464+00 by: Dan Lyke

I've looked through Jupe tables a bit, and followed the Waterfront Woods build log of a traditional Jupe table, so I kinda had a view, but I didn't know that they used the skirt to build the full round shape, and I'm impressed by the smoothness of that mechanism and the little overexpansion that happens before the final click into place.

Seriously want to try building something like one of these at some point...

And there are some cool in-process build pictures of the Blastolene Decoliner here, and damn that's cool.

I've been musing over how cool it'd be to take street rods and rebuild them as mid-range electrics, replacing all the heavy sheet metal with carbon fiber or fiberglass. Looks like Blastolene is about just building cool street rod stuff from the ground up...

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-02 18:53:01.539545+00 by: meuon

Thanks, I was looking for more info on the DecoLiner.

My pick for a mid-range/short range electric would be a modern uber-light frame/suspension and an aluminum or carbon fiber body body like a Porche 356 convertible. (Fiberglass is strong, but heavy)

It's time to consider automobile chassis as a long term investment, modern mechanical technologies should last 50+ years of use with some routine maintenance. Drivetrains should be something that are being developed, and should be upgradable/swappable without scrapping the entire thing. Some industry wide long term standards would be the trick.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-02 19:02:31.554893+00 by: Dan Lyke

I suspect that materials science and design analysis (as a part of unibody construction) are moving forward far faster than interchangeable chassis parts would allow. Just look at crash-worthyness of modern cars vs 50 years ago; much of that's in the sheet metal and with a much lighter frame.

Oh for the "every body you wanted bolts quickly and easily on to a VW Bug frame" days...