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    And here I was thinking of building a box.

    :wow: :p
    Someday I would like to become knowledgeable so that I could do penance for all the stupid questions I have and have yet to ask.

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    LOL....sorry man...I'm a finish carpenter and furniture and cabinet builder....I CAN'T do just a box...:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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    Yeah, right with you on that one Wordbiker.......having
    not only built many a house from the ground up & covered
    it's frame inside to out & roof as well.........funny thing
    how my Druidic anscestors instilled a love/bond with the
    Tree World that runs so strongly through my veins.....
    May just be me,but i know of no other single living/renewable
    resource from which Humankind can provide theirselves with
    needs ranging from material to build a shelter/furnishings/heat/
    cooking fuel/eating utinsiles/clothe/thread/needle/cannoe/fishing
    pole/hooks/nets/etc. et. al. and still use it for shade/wind break/
    bedding/fruit/nuts/paper/rubber..........needless to go on.....
    as surely y'all catch my fervor......also Guitars & Drums......
    Yours sounds quite the impressive project and i for one would enjoy exchanging conjectural theory & concepts on constuction
    of same....:thumb: :cool: :cheers:: peace2:
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    "Stickley took his artistic inspiration from America. Stickley felt that art should be of and by the people, stemming from their everyday lives."

    "In October 1901, Stickley began publication of "The Craftsman". The first issue dedicated to William Morris, and the second issue dedicated to John Ruskin, clearly positioned the publication as the voice of the American Arts & Crafts movement. Gustav used "The Craftsman" to promote his architectural ideas. A house was to be constructed in harmony with its landscape, with careful attention to the selection of building materials. His open floor plan invited family interaction and eliminated barriers wherever practical. He encouraged built in benches, bookcases and sideboards to create a practical house, independent of total reliance upon furniture to make it useful and appealing. Groupings of windows allowed ample light inside and appealing views of the outside. These architectural elements were beautifully expanded on by Frank Lloyd Wright in the following decades."
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    Being a Stone Carver, Maybe I'll have to carve me a nice Limetone or marble case thats looks like a Gargoyle or something. HAHA, that'd be sweet!! :wow:

    EDIT: IT'd Be HELLA Heavy though, haha

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    Hmmmmm....or perhaps a combination of the trades....
    I've seen some beautiful Hoosiers (Marble topped baking cabinets) as well as other end tables, etc incorporating stone and metal...
    Hey! You could make a headstone for the coffin Wiggo's gonna build! :laugh: Just teasing...
    Here's a pic from the game Syberia...This is the look, victorian gothic disguising technology...
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    I really doubt,not knowing your personal degree of crafmanship,
    but rather,just from the names you drop, that you would ever
    be content with a simple Shaker design:rofl:
    What do you think of this idea for those window mod freaks:
    A simple yet elegantly styled Geodesic Dome {invented by
    Buckminster Fuller....one ofMr.Stickley/Wrights contemporaries,
    who died penniles in early1980's and who's autograph i actually
    have}His Geodesic dome structure was even used by the US
    Military/armed forces in WW2 for transporting fuel/oil.
    but, just think of the Bling Bling aspect of Cold Cathoids and
    all those potential prisms:wow:
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    You are correct, sir Dryad...I would not be content with a simple Shaker design, yet it is an excellent place to start determining the needed form factor, the very same form factor that does not lend itself well to a geodesic structure....the inherent problem being that I am integrating pre-manufactured components into an interface ergonomically suited for use by a human. Geodesic structures, from an engineering perspective, are a marvel...strong, transportable, lightweight, self-supporting...yet somewhat wasteful from an architectural viewpoint. The structure itself determines the arrangement of its contents, rather than the more conventional, and quite opposite approach of the contents and living arrangements, as it were, determining the structure. In my humble opinion, good design balances the aesthetic with function seamlessly....neither any more or less than the other.
    I apologize for any misconception that I was namedropping. I am merely a self-educated student, and my last posting was not my own, but did display some of the concepts that appeal to me, and displays the purpose to which I have applied myself.
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    :afro: How about making it out of sun dried mud bricks? : peace:

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    "I apologize for any misconception that I was name dropping" Originaly posted by Wordbiker

    Incorrect amundo my Friend! For any misconception as to my lexicon/phrasing being meant in a derogative manner, was just that..........misconceived. If,in fact, you felt that i was being
    unduely curt in manner, that would be my fault for approaching life with a no-nonsense straight-up matter of fact style which
    can be attributed to my Zero tolerance policy {as life is all too short for misundersatandings};and i ask you to also consider my
    rather dry and sarcastic sense of humor as being wrongly
    taken as abrassive by most, if not all others on this planet.
    The names/people you refer to are not only known/respected
    but well received by me in your proper use of them. And now that i'm satisfied with the rectification of that issue.
    I am in total agreement with everything else you stated in it's
    entirity, except for the fact that my mention of the geodesic structure & it's use as possible architectural format was as stated,
    i believe,by me, as being intended as food for thought amongst
    those who are purely into aestheic and niether fuctionability nor
    form in the building of PC cases.......Bling Bling is the current terminology ATM.:2cents: :cheers: : peace2:
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