December 8, 2013

stacking toy

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 12:05 am

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I had the idea for this nesting toy last summer when I was recording the sound of the big band saw by cutting scraps of wood.  In thinking through the shapes for this toy, I realized one problem was going to be thin pieces of wood running perpendicular to the grain making the piece very fragile.  I solved this by sandwiching three pieces of wood together: a piece of purple heart between two pieces of walnut with an alternating grain pattern like plywood.  I made a finger jointed wood box to hold the three sections of the toy.

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