Squiggle wood from Bridge City Tools Works

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Blog entry by Karson posted 09-28-2008 05:10 AM 3836 reads 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is an interesting video from Bridge City Tool Works.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 09-28-2008 06:02 AM

Bizzare, what an odd use of wood. It suggests all sorts of interesting possibilities, thanks for the link.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 09-28-2008 06:02 AM

very cool…karson you find the coolest videos…and still have time for woodworking…

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#3 posted 09-28-2008 06:21 AM

now thats cool. i would love to try something like that.

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#4 posted 09-28-2008 08:15 AM

Damm – if only the tool to make it weren’t so dang expensive!

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#5 posted 09-28-2008 11:44 AM

That was fun to watch.

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#6 posted 09-28-2008 12:41 PM

Very interesting possibilities with that contraption. You could make a lot of Rube Goldstein thingys or a lot of help in the shop, no more heating or steam bending wood, pretty cool Karson.

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#7 posted 09-28-2008 02:33 PM

Now that does lend to some ideas of easily bending to get shapes that could have been almost impossible before. First really interesting use of that device I’ve seen so far. Thanks

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#8 posted 09-28-2008 05:23 PM

Very cool!!!

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#9 posted 09-28-2008 05:36 PM

fun stuff Karson

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#10 posted 09-28-2008 05:54 PM

Umm, the squiggle wood is very cool, but umm the tool to make it seems a bit like the guys from Festool took one too many hits of some psychedelic drugs. It appears to be a benchtop TS with a holder for a handsaw blade and can tilt in both directions. Great idea, but ahh no.

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#11 posted 09-28-2008 06:06 PM

I’m sure they could think of better uses thatn to bounce balls off of it.

It does give me some ideas though.

Thanks Karson.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 09-28-2008 06:18 PM

Oh dear, here Gary goes again…....

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#13 posted 09-28-2008 08:50 PM

I predict we’re going to see somebody making wooden Slinkys with one of these.

-- Use the fence Luke

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#14 posted 09-28-2008 08:55 PM

really neat stuff.

Have a great day,

-- Bob Lance, DE

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#15 posted 09-28-2008 09:40 PM

Sorry I don’t get it it does make fancy kerfs in wood and makes wood as flexible as much cheaper plastic. Is this advancement? ok so maybe in future we could use it to bend wood without steaming which we can do with kerfing at the moment .The set up is not a great advancement in technology if at all and some price for an inverted handsaw set up Sorry it’s not for old Alistair lol

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