View Full Version : Now this is when you know your joinery is solid~

Dewey Torres
03-02-2009, 11:16 PM

This video is giving me a hard time. It is supposed to be a wooden gear heart not trunk monkey video.

If you can't see the gear heart then search you tube for Gear's Heart. It is a Japanese video. For some reason my computer keeps showing the wrong one and I can't delete it.

Colin Giersberg
03-02-2009, 11:44 PM
I have seen the trunk monkey videos before, but I still had a good laugh.
Sorry to derail the train. Now back to our normally scheduled programming.

Regards, Colin

Colin Giersberg
03-02-2009, 11:47 PM
I am impressed by the heart also.

Regards, Colin

glenn bradley
03-03-2009, 12:08 AM
Heart here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70dKZjP4NOo

Eric DeSilva
03-03-2009, 9:52 AM
It is supposed to be a wooden gear heart not trunk monkey video.

Love the trunk monkey.

The heart is v.v. cool as well. I'd note, however, that one commenter said the heart gears are hand cut folded *paper*, not wood. Either way, it is pretty remarkable.

Chris Padilla
03-03-2009, 11:41 AM
Heart here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70dKZjP4NOo

Wow...that is amazing. Now to find someone around me who speaks Japanese...they all speak Chinese here! :D

John Schreiber
03-03-2009, 11:49 AM
I Googled around. They are by a guy named Haruki Nakamura (http://www.slashgear.com/gears-heart-by-haruki-nakamura-papercraft-videos-1122228/) and are made of paper. Hard to believe, whatever they are made of.

John Shuk
03-03-2009, 5:17 PM
Amazing. Few in the world could accomplish that.

Russ Filtz
03-06-2009, 8:20 AM
I'm betting the "paper" is more like micarta. Probably infused with epoxy before or after shaping. The design is cool, but I'm guessing there was a LOT of trial and error getting it to fit, not super genius mechanical engineering. Not that I could have done it, and I AM an ME! :o Engineers can be too rigid in their thinking sometimes, takes an artist for something like that.