Nibblers

Make a Map on the Thickest Paper Possible

Nevermind all this folding paper map nonsense. What we need now is something large, heavy, and unwieldy. Go to woodcutmaps.com, select a map from Google maps, select your wood, size, and see it rendered before your eyes. Got a spare couple hundred bucks burning a hole in your pocket? Order it up. Good luck tucking it into the map pocket of your ’76 Chevette.

  • The Professor

    Hmmm, I don't know about this idea. It's an interesting use of a CNC machine with wood, yes, but it could be so much more.
    What I think would be cool is a 3D topographic map, probably with a vertical exaggeration, that also showed roads, highways and bridges.
    That might be worth getting excited about.

    • BlackIce_GTS

      <img src="http://www.challengermap.org/images/George_map.jpg"&gt;
      Due to chronological constraints, this was made with a fretsaw rather than a CNC machine.

      • The Professor

        Wow. I mean, WOW. What an incredible piece of work, and an awesome labour. I do believe the word 'awesome' is necessary here.

        /and using a fretsaw? Yow….

        • BlackIce_GTS

          An powered fretsaw (seen here), I feel I should mention (not knowing exactly what 'fretsaw' meant a few minutes ago).
          I remember seeing it in the BC Pavilion every year at the PNE. Both the scale and detail of it didn't (and still don't) fit in my head at the same time.

  • TechieInHell

    Sounds like a solid business plan. Forward me a draft of said plan along with your CV. I'll put together some venture capital and cut you in for 10, no 15%. Sound fair?

    • The Professor

      Such a deal! Be still, my heart!

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