My friend Bob Knetzger, who is a toy inventor and does amazing preliminary sketches of his creations, came across some hand-drawn plans for a prosthetic limb. He says:
While on my usual lunchtime walk last summer I saw this piece of paper on the ground and picked it up.
I love this drawing, obviously done by a young maker.
I don't know who [the kid] is but I like how s/he shows the tools and material needed for this project: wood, saw, glue and pensile (sic).
Draw the shape on the wood, then cut it out with the saw and glue it to the kid, replacing the missing hand!
I'll bet the person who drew this plays Minecraft!
YouTuber Latheman fired up his lathe and made these tops with the weight at the top. It’s remarkable how long they can spin on a surface like glass or tile.
This peppy little cover by Postmodern Jukebox turned out quite nicely.
This short animated confection exploring patterns is a charming diversion, but the director’s notes are a fascinating glimpse into all the work it took:
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