Automatic stonecarving


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Look at this: Dutch sculptor Koen van Velzen built himself a rotating saw that cuts rough copies of old stone carvings.  The tool has two arms with a wheel at each end - one has a wheel that rolls across the surface of the original, and the other has a circular saw. Both stones (the original and the new block) rotate, and a rough carve is created.

The rough-cut look is so cool - it’s got a digital glitchiness that isn’t exactly Robin Sloan’s flip-flop, but not far away.

Source links from van Velzen’s instagram: here here and here