The Big Think

December 18, 2007

Quoth

Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 6:37 pm

I still find it hard to believe that the invention of the catapult preceded the invention of the computer and all its peripherals; nothing in human history exceeds the ability of the computer to make its user want to construct a device that hurls heavy objects as far away as possible.

Lileks

Shop Time

Filed under: Woodworking — jasony @ 6:12 pm

Over the past two days I’ve been heavily involved (like 27 hours in 2 days!) in building a few props for this years’ show. I’m incredibly excited about them. One in particular rivals even the 9′ tall ferris wheel. Again, I can’t post it until February because of secrecy rules and everything (not that anyone from Baylor knows about this blog… Hi Josh!), but I still want to keep these worlds separate.

But I can tell you that the item in question is 6 feet in diameter and one of the most detailed props I’ve ever built. I can’t wait to see it on stage. I also built a separate 9’s tall prop, and one that was about 10 feet by 4 feet, in addition to a bunch of little things.

It’s an incredible amount of fun to be able to take a break from working on the music and then use a totally different skill set to work on the props. Now that I’ve got the shop of my dreams (lucky me), it’s fun to be able to say “yes, I can build that” to just about any proposal.

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