Watch David Warther making wooden pliers using a simple pocket knife his dad—famed master carver Ernest "Mooney" Warther—designed in the early 1900s. It only takes him ten cuts and a few seconds—so simple and fast that it feels like magic. Also, I can watch this man talking and doing this forever.
Charlie Kested, a 81-year-old Navy Veteran, has spent the last 10 years hand carving every single letter, word and line of the Declaration of Independence out of wood. The result is beautiful: dark walnut words, Baltic birch background and awe-inspiring patriotism.
If this car is a rockin', don't worry too much because the owner's probably just flipped it over and needed a seat. Oh, and it's for kids, so get your mind out the gutter.
Get too close to this cog and gear-driven peep hole, spotted in action at Maker Faire, and you could lose more than just an eye. Hence, the thoughtful "No Finger Zone" signage that greets operators when they turn the crank.
Yeah, yeah, we know, there are a lot of camera posts here, but keep in mind that Photokina 2006 starts tomorrow, so we need to show you at least a few cameras. But wait. This one's different, an Olympus prototype of a 3D camera, and it's made of Japanese cypress wood. Not much info is available about the camera except…
They look good enough to eat (or listen to), but they're actually purses and shoulder bags created by Beverly Hills artist Timmy Woods, hand-carved from naturally-fallen branches of Acacia trees.
Immortalize yourself in wood with a Pirolette, a hand-carved art object from Turn Your Head that's custom-made from your own profile by Tom Beshara. Notice the wood fills the space between two opposing profiles of your own face. It's carved out of your choice of American black walnut, cherry or maple. Place it near a…