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UNIQUE CREATIONS
a sample of creative explorations of Larry Dobson

dancing spirals sculpture

~ DANCING SPIRALS ~

male-female spirals dance together in fascinating rhythms when plucked, often alternating clockwise rotation, back-and-forth, counterclockwise, back-and-forth, etc.

wooden Chair-whimsey

~ LOG-SLAB-CHAIR ~

logs are cut on diagonal and branches inter-connected to form strong, sturdy rustic chair.

dragon on chimney with smoking nostrels prevents downdraft

~ CHIMNEY DRAGON ~

 to prevent downdrafts, dragon spins to turn tail to the wind, causing smoke to exit mouth and nostrils.  Once during a chimney fire, he became a fire-breathing dragon!

curved log stairway
bookshelf-zigzag

~ FREEFORM STAIRWAY ~

Redwood stair treads cantilevered from oak log support, with contrasting cherry and birch handrail and trim.

Triangular zigzag bookshelves are very sturdy, economical of material and aesthetically pleasing.
Quick to build with detailed plans.

ferrocement-tile hottub construction
curved stairway with stean-bent tree railing
curved stairway with stean-bent tree railing

~ SPIRAL STAIRWAY ~

Treads supported by welded truss, spiral around rustic tree. 
Branches of cedar tree steam-bent to stairway railing curvature.

~ TILED FERROCEMENT HOT-TUB ~
6” thick polyurethane foam insulates so well that water looses only 2 degrees F temperature per day with no additional heat. Beautiful, economical, maintenance-free.

Similar construction of buildings has many advantages.
See Pole-Stucco-Foam SIP

Gutter Adze
pole joints, carved gutter
Pole Peeler tool

~ POLE PEELER ~

peeler blade has compound curvature of pole, with rounded edges to get under bark without cutting into pole -- much superior to draw knife.

~ GUTTER ADZE ~

hollow out poles to create gutters, then torch char gutter to preserve it.

Articulated Stilts-doubletube
spinning Merkabah swing
2-handled Adze

Unique ergonomic & highly accurate adz will carve huge quantities of wood in a short time!  Other hand tools available that can compete with power tools.

Built to order or plans available.

Super-fun octahedron-tetrahedron “ThinkerToy” swing spins 6 swings high and fast. Always the highlight of the party for kids and adults!

Available as kit to assemble yourself !

saddle-curve hyperbolic paraboloid  of  vecxtor equilibrium cubeoctahedron
Hyperboloid talking drum

HIGH & STABLE ARTICULATED STILTS

Uneven parallelogram articulation gives mechanical advantage to large feet below.
Slide-attached hip harness gives great stability and leverage to 4’9” leg extensions.

~ TENSEGRITY CURVED SPACE ~

Six tetrahedral hyperbolic paraboloids in cuboctahedron as design for ferrocement playground structure.

Larry face

~ HYPERBOLOID DRUM ~

Interior hollow of drum is hyperboloid of revolution1``````````````````````, which allows entire skin on one side to “see” entire skin on other side, imparting excellent tone and resonance to sound.  One head is larger than the other, with differing leather thickness, imparting distinct tone and tambre differences.

SEE UNIQUE WIND TURBINE DESIGN !
&

MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN BIOMASS ENERGY !