A couple days ago I had an idea for a question to embrace the spirit of April Fools day. I wanted to write a supposedly serious question about an absurd wood project with odd, tongue in cheek, problems. This would give viewers a chance to have some fun with clever answers. It turns out the joke was on me. As I checked out every odd idea I had for the wood project, I found that someone had actually done it in wood!. It then occurred to me just how great woodworking can be. The media, wood, is kind of mundane, but the results are often incredible.

I know that this is intended as an answer site for specific woodworking questions based on facts and avoids open ended questions, but I find the creativity in the woodworking community remarkable and couldn't resist asking.

Close this if you must, but I would invite others to share their most incredible woodworking finds as answers. I've provided a couple answers to get things started.but please add more. Don't simply post a picture, share why it inspires or amuses you.

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    a wooden fireplace – Reactgular Apr 1 '16 at 14:03
  • While the topic is interesting, I have to vote to close. Per the Help Center, Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. – grfrazee Apr 1 '16 at 14:30
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    Encouraging creativity is all well and good, but it's not the real purpose of this SE. You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Understand that I'm not trying to throw the rule book in your face, just trying to keep the content here consistent to the site's purpose. – grfrazee Apr 1 '16 at 14:45
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    I would like to discuss this more and have commented in The Workshop forum. – Ashlar Apr 1 '16 at 15:06
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    Have to agree, not an answerable question, take it to discussion. – keshlam Apr 1 '16 at 15:28

Wood Automobiles. I remember woodies being a thing. Cars, usually trucks or wagons with wood panels applied to the side, and really great for conveying surfers to the beach. However, these cars are something special, a marriage between love of woodcraft and the automobile. The amount of carving and freehand shaping needed is atonishing.I think Tesla should consider wood for the Tesla IV.

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Wood submarine. Wood floats! The idea of making a submersible expresses wit, dogged determination, and a lack of understanding of basic physics!!The question of why someone thought this was a good idea amazes me.

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    Ballast is a thing. – WhatEvil Apr 1 '16 at 13:48
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    Not all wood floats. Ironwood OS one of the species which is denser than water; try it yourself with a scrap of ipe decking. (Old story about tropical fisherman who marks a favorite spot by tying fishing line to stick and rock and tossing overboard: ironwood stick sinks, pumice rock floats.) – keshlam Apr 1 '16 at 15:33
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    Just as you can build a boat out of concrete (it's a common engineering challenge in college), you can build a submarine out of wood. Whether an object floats or not is a matter of it weighing less than the amount of water it displaces. It has nothing to do with the materials it is built out of (except insofar as the weight of those materials as compared to the weight of the water displaced). – Charlie Kilian Apr 1 '16 at 15:54

People have done alot with wood. As for carvings, 3D cutting boards and so much more. There is tons of stuff out there to blow your mind!

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Stuff like this.

  • Share your favorites – Ashlar Apr 1 '16 at 13:58
  • Okay hold a min and I will update – Ljk2000 Apr 1 '16 at 13:59

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