Building the Maxon House: Week 13

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May 25, 2011
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  Inside the workshop at Turner Exhibits, sharing some kinetic architecture "wonder" with my son Jack. The shop offers wall-to-wall inspiration for curious minds.
    Inside the workshop at Turner Exhibits, sharing some kinetic architecture "wonder" with my son Jack. The shop offers wall-to-wall inspiration for curious minds.
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  A view through the clamp rack. The shop is pristine in its organization and cleanliness. Light pours in from overhead clerestory windows.
    A view through the clamp rack. The shop is pristine in its organization and cleanliness. Light pours in from overhead clerestory windows.
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  A close-up of an ancient and artful detail of a Turner Exhibit-owned bandsaw.
    A close-up of an ancient and artful detail of a Turner Exhibit-owned bandsaw.
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  Two fabricated cast hand wheels rest on a desk.
    Two fabricated cast hand wheels rest on a desk.
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  Jack Maxon inspects some chained mechanism components in the shop.
    Jack Maxon inspects some chained mechanism components in the shop.
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  Sprockets and chains rest atop a full-size shop drawing. The engineering and design of many of the kinetic creations are human-powered, rejecting current or trendy electronic solutions for more traditional and, in some cases, ancient technologies. There is beauty in simplicity.
    Sprockets and chains rest atop a full-size shop drawing. The engineering and design of many of the kinetic creations are human-powered, rejecting current or trendy electronic solutions for more traditional and, in some cases, ancient technologies. There is beauty in simplicity.
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  VP Greg Cain explains a pivot door system to Jack Maxon.
    VP Greg Cain explains a pivot door system to Jack Maxon.
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  The business side of the bandsaw. A no-fly zone for anything you don’t want to leave the shop without.
    The business side of the bandsaw. A no-fly zone for anything you don’t want to leave the shop without.
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  Andrew Karewicz of Turner sets up a large steel tube for wet-sawing.
    Andrew Karewicz of Turner sets up a large steel tube for wet-sawing.
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  The shop visitor board. Sometimes doubles as a pizza lunch announcement or a mechanical detail sketch board.
    The shop visitor board. Sometimes doubles as a pizza lunch announcement or a mechanical detail sketch board.
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  Turner’s Mike O'Keefe preps a steel plate for the mill.
    Turner’s Mike O'Keefe preps a steel plate for the mill.
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  Turner’s Todd Tucker grinding steel behind a welding flash shield.
    Turner’s Todd Tucker grinding steel behind a welding flash shield.
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  Small discussion models demonstrate a system's operation in the early design stages.
    Small discussion models demonstrate a system's operation in the early design stages.
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  Turner Exhibits founder Phil Turner.Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
    Turner Exhibits founder Phil Turner.

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