Such a simple and beautiful design by carlo contin for subalterno
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The guys from Designcut have released a new vintage bundle with very unusual and original content: a lot of resources for vintage graphics from 1700-1950. Usually, digital resources are simply modern day imitations of older vintage styles. This can be fine, but means that your work will lack a truly authentic vintage style. In the case of this bundle, all the resources below are incredibly rare items, originally from between 1700-1950. Each pack has a fascinating back story, with many items being secured following a rare-items auction, or a road-trip to recover them.
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Miniatures of classic pieces of furniture brought to life with 3D colour printing.
This is Steve Rollings in his wood shop in Toronto. Steve is an electrician by day and woodwright by night. He makes and restores historic tools and furniture among other fantastically creative and awesome wood inspired things.
By Ryan Whitwam
Chopping wood is hard, but it’s something modern society has largely freed us from as a daily activity. That’s nice, but consequently, if you ever do have to chop wood, you’re more than likely going to suck at it. Splitting a log requires a surprising amount of force, but Finnish inventor Heikki Kärnä has invented a new kind of axe that makes it much easier and safer.
Yes, axes have existed since time immemorial, but apparently there’s still room for improvement.
The Vipukirves does what the name implies, assuming you speak Finnish. It’s essentially acting as a lever instead of a wedge (Vipukirves translates as Leveraxe). A regular axe needs to be driven downward with enough force to separate wood along the grain. That’s a lot of force, and if a log is hit off center, the axe blade can deflect at unexpected angles. That’s not good — your squishy flesh is much easier to split than a log.
So what makes a lever different than a wedge in this scenario? The Vipukirves still has a sharpened blade at the end, but it has a projection coming off the side that shifts the center of gravity away from the middle. At the point of impact, the edge is driven into the wood and slows down, but the kinetic energy contained in the 1.9 kilogram axe head continues down and to the side (because of the odd center of gravity). The rotational energy actually pushes the wood apart like a lever. A single strike can open an 8 cm gap in a log, which is more than enough to separate it.
The inventor also claims this tool is much safer because the downward energy that might cause harm is dissipated gradually as rotational energy. So, no abrupt shock, and no deflection. The Vipukirves also naturally comes to rest on its side, which stabilizes the log and keeps the sharp edge pointed away from the operator. It’s really a clever design.
If you want this crazy physics-exploiting axe, it’s going to cost you. The base price is €193.12 in EU countries, including VAT. For US orders, the base price is €155.74 or about $215, plus €47.26 ($65) in shipping.