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(Guy Laramee)   There are worlds within books. No, really. This guy carves worlds inside books   (guylaramee.com) divider line 56
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2012-09-15 08:35:01 AM  
That's like killing and bronzing babies to make small cherub statues.
 
Pud
2012-09-15 10:12:37 AM  

doglover: That's like killing and bronzing babies to make small cherub statues.


You say that like it's a bad thing
 
2012-09-15 10:42:40 AM  

doglover: That's like killing and bronzing babies to make small cherub statues.


I don't knock your hobbies.
 
2012-09-15 10:43:15 AM  
So what exactly is the difference between this and the woman who drew everyone's ire for cutting off book bindings to decorate boxes?
 
2012-09-15 10:43:55 AM  
i813.photobucket.com

Perhaps he has a bookworm helping him. Hmmmmmm?
 
2012-09-15 10:45:53 AM  
That was beautiful subby thanks
 
2012-09-15 10:46:28 AM  
Please. There is a glut of old books that have no real historical or informational value. They are mere trash or decorative objects at this point. This gives old works new life. And at last he has talent.

/And yet I still won't trash my 1988 set of World Books.
 
2012-09-15 10:47:00 AM  
Finally someone found something useful to do with books.
 
2012-09-15 10:50:18 AM  
I wonder what he would do with a Kindle.
 
2012-09-15 10:54:47 AM  

Rufus Lee King: It's a shame. Books will be obsolete shortly.


What the hell am I supposed to use for a couch leg?
 
2012-09-15 10:56:08 AM  
www.mrbillsadventureland.com

Amateur.
 
2012-09-15 10:56:50 AM  

Mr. Potatoass: Rufus Lee King: It's a shame. Books will be obsolete shortly.

What the hell am I supposed to use for a couch leg?


The Bible.
/Isn't that what its for?
 
2012-09-15 10:58:39 AM  

Evil Mackerel: Mr. Potatoass: Rufus Lee King: It's a shame. Books will be obsolete shortly.

What the hell am I supposed to use for a couch leg?

The Bible.
/Isn't that what its for?


Only if you're confident about your supply of toilet paper. And rolling papers.
 
2012-09-15 10:58:40 AM  

Rufus Lee King: It's a shame. Books will be obsolete shortly.Reminds me of a Ray Bradbury story, or something....


captainawkwarddotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-15 11:01:48 AM  
step 1: scan a topographical map into AutoCad and convert to 3D
step 2: save .dwg file to your CNC machine
step 3: glue books together and run CNC program
step 4: paint then repeat x1000 for infinite monies

/machinist
 
2012-09-15 11:14:19 AM  
The actual artwork is kind of interesting. But I hate the pretentious webpage.
 
2012-09-15 11:14:36 AM  
While that looks neat, I cant say that I'm impressed just because some guy dropped books onto his CNC mill instead of a block of wood.
 
2012-09-15 11:19:16 AM  
This man has destroyed several Bibles. Clearly we should riot.
 
2012-09-15 11:20:37 AM  
Finally, a use for books. I have been using them as kindling for years.
 
2012-09-15 11:22:42 AM  

strangeguitar: [i813.photobucket.com image 125x160]

Perhaps he has a bookworm helping him. Hmmmmmm?


Percy Dovetonsils? Holy crap I'm old!
 
2012-09-15 11:32:45 AM  
...maybe try it with a Koran, eh?
What, bad idea?
 
2012-09-15 11:35:29 AM  

doglover: That's like killing and bronzing babies to make small cherub statues.


Come on, burning/destroying books only mattered when they were handwritten or hand limited publishing. Any modern book is worth roughly the paper it is printed on. I do recommend people to go to book burnings because the author will get some extra money (encouraging the writing of more books) and nothing of value was lost.

My business plan write offensive book, sell in the US and the ME and then instigate some book burnings on online forums. There will be thousands of sales just from people wanting to protest against me.
 
2012-09-15 11:37:25 AM  
We did something like that to our 11th grade chemistry teacher's text book. We used sulfuric acid. He was not amused.
 
2012-09-15 11:38:16 AM  

I May Be Crazy But...: [www.mrbillsadventureland.com image 250x259]

Amateur.


Gehn might have something to say about that
 
2012-09-15 11:40:18 AM  

Need_MindBleach: This man has destroyed several Bibles. Clearly we should riot.


I was about to say we should storm his country's embassies and set them on fire, but then I read in his bio that he's from Canada. Oh wait, Quebec? fark 'em, they're getting their own country. Wait for them to build Embassies first then burn them down for blaspheming against our God
 
2012-09-15 11:43:44 AM  
terrorist tase/close for the bit/

petting optional
 
2012-09-15 11:44:25 AM  
Used - Like New
 
2012-09-15 11:47:00 AM  

doglover: That's like killing and bronzing babies to make small cherub statues.


Don't worry. Like babies, they will make more books.
 
2012-09-15 11:48:53 AM  

Rufus Lee King: Look, have any of you stupid punks who are so down on the Bible ever actually read any of it?


Survey says...

pewresearch.org

=Smidge=
 
2012-09-15 11:50:21 AM  

Rufus Lee King: It's a shame. Books will be obsolete shortly.Reminds me of a Ray Bradbury story, or something....


It sucks how horses went extinct after the car was invented.

Or how the postal service went bankru....
Oh wait nevermind.
 
2012-09-15 11:51:51 AM  

TheHappyCanadian: step 1: scan a topographical map into AutoCad and convert to 3D
step 2: save .dwg file to your CNC machine
step 3: glue books together and run CNC program
step 4: paint then repeat x1000 for infinite monies

/machinist


Brilliant!
 
2012-09-15 11:57:53 AM  

Smidge204: Rufus Lee King: Look, have any of you stupid punks who are so down on the Bible ever actually read any of it?

Survey says...

[pewresearch.org image 310x383]

=Smidge=


To be fair, what exactly is a religious knowledge survey? Calling something religious doesn't mean it is strictly related to the bible. There are tons of religious doctrines and writings out there, and many different religions. I can see atheist and agnostic having a fairly comprehensive knowledge of religion in general, seeing as how they attack it at every opportunity. The selection of religious groups is pretty peculiar as well if this survey was a biblical knowledge survey. So, there is a difference between religion as a whole and a single book used for one religions reference. In short you didn't answer the question at all. Nice job.
 
2012-09-15 11:59:34 AM  

quickdraw: That was beautiful subby thanks


Your opinion is wrong.
 
2012-09-15 12:03:12 PM  

Smidge204: Rufus Lee King: Look, have any of you stupid punks who are so down on the Bible ever actually read any of it?

Survey says...

[pewresearch.org image 310x383]

=Smidge=


P.S. go back to the pew research center page where you found that and scroll down to the next set of results. You will find what you were looking for, though I doubt you would have used it....
 
2012-09-15 12:11:14 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: [www.mrbillsadventureland.com image 250x259]

Amateur.


Totally.

As soon as I saw the book art, I instantly thought of the island map shape-changing puzzle on Plateau Island in Riven.
 
2012-09-15 12:17:13 PM  

TheHappyCanadian: step 1: scan a topographical map into AutoCad and convert to 3D
step 2: save .dwg file to your CNC machine
step 3: glue books together and run CNC program
step 4: paint then repeat x1000 for infinite monies

/machinist


Methinks you would just have a pile of shredded paper within a few minutes.

//might work if you literally submerged the books in glue and allowed it to become a solid congealed mass
 
2012-09-15 12:18:17 PM  

Rufus Lee King: loki see loki do: ...maybe try it with a Koran, eh?
What, bad idea?

Well, you're into dangerous territory ,there. Burning Bibles on FARK is A-OK and perfectly socko, but mention burning a Koran? Wow.


Yep. Means you're all insensitive and shiat.
 
2012-09-15 12:43:32 PM  

StrangeQ: So what exactly is the difference between this and the woman who drew everyone's ire for cutting off book bindings to decorate boxes?


there is no difference.
 
2012-09-15 01:00:25 PM  

Rufus Lee King: I May Be Crazy But...: Evil Mackerel: Mr. Potatoass: Rufus Lee King: It's a shame. Books will be obsolete shortly.

What the hell am I supposed to use for a couch leg?

The Bible.
/Isn't that what its for?

Only if you're confident about your supply of toilet paper. And rolling papers.

Look, have any of you stupid punks who are so down on the Bible ever actually read any of it? I'm not particularly religious, or anything, but...


I have. Which is a good reason to not be Christian, as far as I'm concerned.

Also, I noticed that it's got nice thin pages.
 
2012-09-15 01:00:33 PM  

BokChoy: TheHappyCanadian: step 1: scan a topographical map into AutoCad and convert to 3D
step 2: save .dwg file to your CNC machine
step 3: glue books together and run CNC program
step 4: paint then repeat x1000 for infinite monies

/machinist

Methinks you would just have a pile of shredded paper within a few minutes.

//might work if you literally submerged the books in glue and allowed it to become a solid congealed mass


Yeah I'm curious how he pulled this off. A milling cutter, if it doesn't shred the paper entirely, would probably at least ruffle the edges of the paper and the pages won't pack flat anymore.
Any CNC milling operation also have 2 limitations- one, there are limitations in what kind of cuts can be made in a standard 3-axis machine. With the work mounted on pair of joints to make a wrist, it can present the work at an angle to the bit though. Two, you'd still got limitation on the radius of the cut, it can't be tighter than the radius of the bit that cut it (for example, if I wanted to cut a square pocket out of something, the corners will be rounded with the same diameter as the bit, or larger).

The gold standard here is laser cutting- but there's a LOT of pages here, and the angle required to separate each page without unbinding seem even less practical.

It's possible there's no "trick" here to making them, but rather an excruciating number of hours with an X-acto knife.
 
2012-09-15 01:06:53 PM  

Rufus Lee King: I May Be Crazy But...: Evil Mackerel: Mr. Potatoass: Rufus Lee King: It's a shame. Books will be obsolete shortly.

What the hell am I supposed to use for a couch leg?

The Bible.
/Isn't that what its for?

Only if you're confident about your supply of toilet paper. And rolling papers.

Look, have any of you stupid punks who are so down on the Bible ever actually read any of it? I'm not particularly religious, or anything, but...


Oh, and punk:

media.tumblr.com

Me:

i50.tinypic.com  crossed with t.qkme.me

/Not really, but it's funnier than the truth.
 
2012-09-15 01:08:56 PM  
That was worse than a slide show.
 
2012-09-15 01:09:25 PM  
Is this a viral campaign for a reboot of Tomes and Talismans?
 
2012-09-15 01:42:11 PM  
Imagine what this guy's carved version of "Naked Lunch" would look like.
 
2012-09-15 01:47:16 PM  
The origin:

us12.memecdn.com
 
2012-09-15 02:22:08 PM  

ArgusRun: Please. There is a glut of old books that have no real historical or informational value. They are mere trash or decorative objects at this point. This gives old works new life. And at last he has talent.

/And yet I still won't trash my 1988 set of World Books.


Both of these.
 
2012-09-15 02:24:26 PM  
The Great Wall

Having recently overthrown the American Empire in the 23rd century, the Chinese Empire set out to chronicle the history of the Great Panics during the 21st and 22nd centuries.

This Herculean undertaking resulted in a historiographical masterwork entitled, The Great Wall. Comprising 100 volumes, this encyclopaedia derives its name from The Great Wall of America, a monumental project to build an impregnable wall around the United States of America so as to protect this land from barbarian invasions. 150 years in the making, this wall ultimately isolated Americans from the rest of the world while sapping the country's remaining cultural and natural resources. It also undermined the American people's confidence in systematized hedonism, thus hastening the fall of the American Empire. As we now know this paved the way for China to invade American territory.


i830.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-15 02:25:50 PM  

LDM90: Or how the postal service went bankru....
Oh wait nevermind.


It won't be long now.
 
2012-09-15 02:59:47 PM  
That's great.
I wonder if he could do {insert imagery offensive to Muslims} carved out of a stack of Korans?
 
2012-09-15 03:21:43 PM  
Pretty cool. Shall we commission him to do a goatse inspired collection?
 
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