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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2016, 07:50:59 am »

Phtaghn! Necromancing ritual complete!

Here's another wooden car for the collection.  Toyota's Setsuna concept car is meant to be more of a family heirloom, showcasing traditional Japanese woodwoking techniques


More on BBC:

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160406-can-a-car-be-a-family-heirloom


"It is a vehicle built to last not for five years, or even 50, but for generations. Even the car’s name, which means “a moment” or "an instant" in Japanese, alludes to its aspirations to be something more than just the flavor of the week. To drive home this Zen-like point, the dashboard (an actual board, of course) features a century meter that monitors not only minutes and hours, but the years of ownership — in essence, chronicling the collective moments enjoyed between car and owner."




"The roadster’s superb craftsmanship is reflected in its stout Japanese birch frame. Precision-cut pieces were assembled using classic Japanese joinery techniques called okuri ari and kusabi, which connect pieces not with nails or screws, but with exquisite housed-dovetail and blind double-wedged mortise-and-tenon joints. The 86 exterior pieces were hand-fashioned from Japanese cedar, and the seats frames, wrapped in simple leather swaths, are crafted of polished castor aralia wood, a species typically used for traditional Japanese tableware. The result is something decidedly more nautical than automotive; the Setsuna's gentle curves and high belt line evoke the sensual style and sumptuous patina of a classic 1940s Chris-Craft motor yacht."


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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2016, 12:28:26 pm »

Gentle curves and a high belt line evoke patina?!  What?


It looks like a render to me.
It would have been nice to showcase some of those woodcraft techniques instead of hiding them, it would lend more WOW! If it was actually seen. Plus, it seems rather 'blah' from the outside as all is too flat.

Thoughts?
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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2016, 03:04:11 am »

I think it would look bitchin' in Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and Eastern red, Western red and Northern white cedars.
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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2016, 05:35:41 am »

Gentle curves and a high belt line evoke patina?!  What?


It looks like a render to me.
It would have been nice to showcase some of those woodcraft techniques instead of hiding them, it would lend more WOW! If it was actually seen. Plus, it seems rather 'blah' from the outside as all is too flat.

Thoughts?

Then it's one hell of a render....





Style notwithstanding, it does look a bit like a boat, does it not? The frame looks a lot like the spars and ribs of a ship's hull. I think that was the intention.
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« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2016, 05:50:50 am »

I think it would look bitchin' in Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and Eastern red, Western red and Northern white cedars.


Yah. It needs a bit of colour and marine spar varnish, doesn't it?  If they're going to say that that is has the "patina of a 1940s Chris Craft boat" then a bit more of colour would suit, yes?

But you can clearly see what the designers were aiming at here...


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« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2016, 03:00:30 am »

Ok, it still looks like a render until you see the close up..and thanks! for that. Smiley
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