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How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Bluetooth Receiver for the Car

This is so cool! Laura Kampf’s car isn’t equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary jack, so she’s got no way to connect her phone for playing music. Nor did she want to buy a new stereo, so here she rectifies with some DIY:

Tool Stands

Matthias Wandel creates mobile tool bases using dimensional lumber and some beefy self-made floating tenons. Watch for his no-rabbeting-bit rabbeting trick, and see how he integrates some dumpster-dived threaded-rod casters by creating and tapping his own flanges for them:

How to Make Wooden Sunglasses

Bob Clagett laminates a few layers of veneer to create his own pair of sunglasses that pre-ordered lenses can be snapped into. As always, we appreciate that he points out areas where you can do a better job to avoid some minor missteps:

Using a Festool Planex

One tool I’ve always been curious about, but have absolutely no justification nor budget to buy, is Festool’s Planex. This large-surface drywall sander is meant to produce virutally no dust when hooked up to an extractor. Here Sandra Powell gives it a whirl:

Concrete LED Light Made with Walnut & Balloon Forms

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a lamp using an unusual process–casting concrete on a balloon:

Chisel Sharpening Jig

To sharpen handplane irons or chisels, you can learn to do it freehand, or you can buy a jig. Here John Heisz shows you a third option: A sort of blad-sharpening sled of his own design.


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How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Bluetooth Receiver for the Car

This is so cool! Laura Kampf’s car isn’t equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary jack, so she’s got no way to connect her phone for playing music. Nor did she want to buy a new stereo, so here she rectifies with some DIY:

Tool Stands

Matthias Wandel creates mobile tool bases using dimensional lumber and some beefy self-made floating tenons. Watch for his no-rabbeting-bit rabbeting trick, and see how he integrates some dumpster-dived threaded-rod casters by creating and tapping his own flanges for them:

How to Make Wooden Sunglasses

Bob Clagett laminates a few layers of veneer to create his own pair of sunglasses that pre-ordered lenses can be snapped into. As always, we appreciate that he points out areas where you can do a better job to avoid some minor missteps:

Using a Festool Planex

One tool I’ve always been curious about, but have absolutely no justification nor budget to buy, is Festool’s Planex. This large-surface drywall sander is meant to produce virutally no dust when hooked up to an extractor. Here Sandra Powell gives it a whirl:

Concrete LED Light Made with Walnut & Balloon Forms

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a lamp using an unusual process–casting concrete on a balloon:

Chisel Sharpening Jig

To sharpen handplane irons or chisels, you can learn to do it freehand, or you can buy a jig. Here John Heisz shows you a third option: A sort of blad-sharpening sled of his own design.


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How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Bluetooth Receiver for the Car

This is so cool! Laura Kampf’s car isn’t equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary jack, so she’s got no way to connect her phone for playing music. Nor did she want to buy a new stereo, so here she rectifies with some DIY:

Tool Stands

Matthias Wandel creates mobile tool bases using dimensional lumber and some beefy self-made floating tenons. Watch for his no-rabbeting-bit rabbeting trick, and see how he integrates some dumpster-dived threaded-rod casters by creating and tapping his own flanges for them:

How to Make Wooden Sunglasses

Bob Clagett laminates a few layers of veneer to create his own pair of sunglasses that pre-ordered lenses can be snapped into. As always, we appreciate that he points out areas where you can do a better job to avoid some minor missteps:

Using a Festool Planex

One tool I’ve always been curious about, but have absolutely no justification nor budget to buy, is Festool’s Planex. This large-surface drywall sander is meant to produce virutally no dust when hooked up to an extractor. Here Sandra Powell gives it a whirl:

Concrete LED Light Made with Walnut & Balloon Forms

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a lamp using an unusual process–casting concrete on a balloon:

Chisel Sharpening Jig

To sharpen handplane irons or chisels, you can learn to do it freehand, or you can buy a jig. Here John Heisz shows you a third option: A sort of blad-sharpening sled of his own design.


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How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Bluetooth Receiver for the Car

This is so cool! Laura Kampf’s car isn’t equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary jack, so she’s got no way to connect her phone for playing music. Nor did she want to buy a new stereo, so here she rectifies with some DIY:

Tool Stands

Matthias Wandel creates mobile tool bases using dimensional lumber and some beefy self-made floating tenons. Watch for his no-rabbeting-bit rabbeting trick, and see how he integrates some dumpster-dived threaded-rod casters by creating and tapping his own flanges for them:

How to Make Wooden Sunglasses

Bob Clagett laminates a few layers of veneer to create his own pair of sunglasses that pre-ordered lenses can be snapped into. As always, we appreciate that he points out areas where you can do a better job to avoid some minor missteps:

Using a Festool Planex

One tool I’ve always been curious about, but have absolutely no justification nor budget to buy, is Festool’s Planex. This large-surface drywall sander is meant to produce virutally no dust when hooked up to an extractor. Here Sandra Powell gives it a whirl:

Concrete LED Light Made with Walnut & Balloon Forms

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a lamp using an unusual process–casting concrete on a balloon:

Chisel Sharpening Jig

To sharpen handplane irons or chisels, you can learn to do it freehand, or you can buy a jig. Here John Heisz shows you a third option: A sort of blad-sharpening sled of his own design.


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How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Bluetooth Receiver for the Car

This is so cool! Laura Kampf’s car isn’t equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary jack, so she’s got no way to connect her phone for playing music. Nor did she want to buy a new stereo, so here she rectifies with some DIY:

Tool Stands

Matthias Wandel creates mobile tool bases using dimensional lumber and some beefy self-made floating tenons. Watch for his no-rabbeting-bit rabbeting trick, and see how he integrates some dumpster-dived threaded-rod casters by creating and tapping his own flanges for them:

How to Make Wooden Sunglasses

Bob Clagett laminates a few layers of veneer to create his own pair of sunglasses that pre-ordered lenses can be snapped into. As always, we appreciate that he points out areas where you can do a better job to avoid some minor missteps:

Using a Festool Planex

One tool I’ve always been curious about, but have absolutely no justification nor budget to buy, is Festool’s Planex. This large-surface drywall sander is meant to produce virutally no dust when hooked up to an extractor. Here Sandra Powell gives it a whirl:

Concrete LED Light Made with Walnut & Balloon Forms

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a lamp using an unusual process–casting concrete on a balloon:

Chisel Sharpening Jig

To sharpen handplane irons or chisels, you can learn to do it freehand, or you can buy a jig. Here John Heisz shows you a third option: A sort of blad-sharpening sled of his own design.


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How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Bluetooth Receiver for the Car

This is so cool! Laura Kampf’s car isn’t equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary jack, so she’s got no way to connect her phone for playing music. Nor did she want to buy a new stereo, so here she rectifies with some DIY:

Tool Stands

Matthias Wandel creates mobile tool bases using dimensional lumber and some beefy self-made floating tenons. Watch for his no-rabbeting-bit rabbeting trick, and see how he integrates some dumpster-dived threaded-rod casters by creating and tapping his own flanges for them:

How to Make Wooden Sunglasses

Bob Clagett laminates a few layers of veneer to create his own pair of sunglasses that pre-ordered lenses can be snapped into. As always, we appreciate that he points out areas where you can do a better job to avoid some minor missteps:

Using a Festool Planex

One tool I’ve always been curious about, but have absolutely no justification nor budget to buy, is Festool’s Planex. This large-surface drywall sander is meant to produce virutally no dust when hooked up to an extractor. Here Sandra Powell gives it a whirl:

Concrete LED Light Made with Walnut & Balloon Forms

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a lamp using an unusual process–casting concrete on a balloon:

Chisel Sharpening Jig

To sharpen handplane irons or chisels, you can learn to do it freehand, or you can buy a jig. Here John Heisz shows you a third option: A sort of blad-sharpening sled of his own design.


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How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Bluetooth Receiver for the Car

This is so cool! Laura Kampf’s car isn’t equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary jack, so she’s got no way to connect her phone for playing music. Nor did she want to buy a new stereo, so here she rectifies with some DIY:

Tool Stands

Matthias Wandel creates mobile tool bases using dimensional lumber and some beefy self-made floating tenons. Watch for his no-rabbeting-bit rabbeting trick, and see how he integrates some dumpster-dived threaded-rod casters by creating and tapping his own flanges for them:

How to Make Wooden Sunglasses

Bob Clagett laminates a few layers of veneer to create his own pair of sunglasses that pre-ordered lenses can be snapped into. As always, we appreciate that he points out areas where you can do a better job to avoid some minor missteps:

Using a Festool Planex

One tool I’ve always been curious about, but have absolutely no justification nor budget to buy, is Festool’s Planex. This large-surface drywall sander is meant to produce virutally no dust when hooked up to an extractor. Here Sandra Powell gives it a whirl:

Concrete LED Light Made with Walnut & Balloon Forms

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a lamp using an unusual process–casting concrete on a balloon:

Chisel Sharpening Jig

To sharpen handplane irons or chisels, you can learn to do it freehand, or you can buy a jig. Here John Heisz shows you a third option: A sort of blad-sharpening sled of his own design.


Core77

How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Bluetooth Receiver for the Car

This is so cool! Laura Kampf’s car isn’t equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary jack, so she’s got no way to connect her phone for playing music. Nor did she want to buy a new stereo, so here she rectifies with some DIY:

Tool Stands

Matthias Wandel creates mobile tool bases using dimensional lumber and some beefy self-made floating tenons. Watch for his no-rabbeting-bit rabbeting trick, and see how he integrates some dumpster-dived threaded-rod casters by creating and tapping his own flanges for them:

How to Make Wooden Sunglasses

Bob Clagett laminates a few layers of veneer to create his own pair of sunglasses that pre-ordered lenses can be snapped into. As always, we appreciate that he points out areas where you can do a better job to avoid some minor missteps:

Using a Festool Planex

One tool I’ve always been curious about, but have absolutely no justification nor budget to buy, is Festool’s Planex. This large-surface drywall sander is meant to produce virutally no dust when hooked up to an extractor. Here Sandra Powell gives it a whirl:

Concrete LED Light Made with Walnut & Balloon Forms

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a lamp using an unusual process–casting concrete on a balloon:

Chisel Sharpening Jig

To sharpen handplane irons or chisels, you can learn to do it freehand, or you can buy a jig. Here John Heisz shows you a third option: A sort of blad-sharpening sled of his own design.


Core77

How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Bluetooth Receiver for the Car

This is so cool! Laura Kampf’s car isn’t equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary jack, so she’s got no way to connect her phone for playing music. Nor did she want to buy a new stereo, so here she rectifies with some DIY:

Tool Stands

Matthias Wandel creates mobile tool bases using dimensional lumber and some beefy self-made floating tenons. Watch for his no-rabbeting-bit rabbeting trick, and see how he integrates some dumpster-dived threaded-rod casters by creating and tapping his own flanges for them:

How to Make Wooden Sunglasses

Bob Clagett laminates a few layers of veneer to create his own pair of sunglasses that pre-ordered lenses can be snapped into. As always, we appreciate that he points out areas where you can do a better job to avoid some minor missteps:

Using a Festool Planex

One tool I’ve always been curious about, but have absolutely no justification nor budget to buy, is Festool’s Planex. This large-surface drywall sander is meant to produce virutally no dust when hooked up to an extractor. Here Sandra Powell gives it a whirl:

Concrete LED Light Made with Walnut & Balloon Forms

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a lamp using an unusual process–casting concrete on a balloon:

Chisel Sharpening Jig

To sharpen handplane irons or chisels, you can learn to do it freehand, or you can buy a jig. Here John Heisz shows you a third option: A sort of blad-sharpening sled of his own design.


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Recharge Wrap-up: Volvo’s efficient truck concept, Tesla’s updated mobile charger is cheaper

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Mercedes-Benz to use particulate filtration tech on gasoline engines. Tesla drops price of its mobile charger by $ 100. The Volvo Concept Truck uses 30 percent less fuel.

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Designers Big and Small at Salone del Mobile 2016

Milan’s annual design fair Salone del Mobile always provides a platform for a vast diversity of talent—whether you visit a booth of a major player like Kartell or a little guy showing her first full collection, the range of offerings at this giant exhibition fairground promise something for everyone. Over 300,000 people visit the Salone del Mobile each year and as the anchor event for Milan’s Design Week, it is the main show for anyone who is interested in the trends and ideas that will dominate interiors in the coming year. At this year’s show, highlights included strong debuts from emerging studios at SaloneSatellite, the premier exhibition space for young designers, as well as high production installations from companies like Carl Hansen & Son and Artek. 

As a bonus, we even took a short tour of the other, more fantastical and traditional side of Salone (needless to say, it was head-swirling, garish and eye-opening). 

Marcel Wanders for Poliform
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Patricia Urquiola for Zantilam-Zant
Part of the “VERY WOOD” Installation exhibiting excellent examples of chairs utilizing bent wood techniques.
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Carl Hansen and Son
The installation space by Carl Hansen & Son was an elegantly well-considered visual delight.
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Carl Hansen & Son continued
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Carl Hansen & Son continued
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Carl Hansen & Son continued
Carl Hansen & Son have ties with Hans Wegner that span over 50 years. For Salone, a craftsman was seen in the booth building one of the designer’s classic creations to demonstrate how the handcrafted element of production in Wegner’s chairs lives on even today.
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Carl Hansen & Son continued
A comfy rendition of a classic dining chair by EOOS in the Carl Hansen & Son booth
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Carl Hansen & Son continued
A beautiful example of plywood bending in Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen’s Metropolitan chair
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
DL PROTOTIPI Furniture at Salone Satellite
Beautiful furniture silhouettes in black by Daphna Laurens.
Photo credit: Core77
Crane Lamps by Animaro at Salone Satellite
Designer Matthew Gilbert gave a demonstration at Satellite of these fun walnut lamps, which can be height and position adjusted according to your needs.
Photo credit: Allison Fonder

View the full gallery here
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Real Flower Mobile Phone Cases To Celebrate Spring

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Mobile phones. The world is addicted. Life as we know it has ceased to exist. Nobody even has time to stop and smell the roses anymore. And now you don’t even have to, because thanks to these colorful mobile phone cases you can carry the flowers with you wherever you go!

h/t: boredpanda

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The cases, which are made by HouseOfBlings and are available on Etsy, contain real pressed flowers and come in a variety of vibrant designs.

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Freight Truck Exteriors Are Being Transformed Into Mobile Art Galleries

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The side of a freight truck, with its expansive surface space, has great potential for massive artistic expression. This becomes all the more clear as the Truck Art Project transforms these large vehicles into mobile galleries whose exteriors display contemporary paintings. The open road hosts these unconventional artworks, utilizing a network of trade transportation routes that roll across Spain and bring art to places where this type of unexpected work is rarely seen.

h/t: mymodernmet

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Cool Design for a Single-User Mobile Lifting and Transporting Device

Last year we showed you this cool crane that folds into the bumper of your truck. This year we’ve spotted another neat power lifting device, this one completely mobile, which allows a single user to effortlessly hoist and transport up to 390 pounds.

Developed by Australia’s Makinex Construction Products, the PHT (Powered Hand Truck) has a clever cantilevered design and a simple 12-volt linear actuator driving the strut. Here it is in action (note that the Makinex rep is using the product’s original name, the OneLift):

There’s also an optional forklift attachment:

After seeing this, I now feel bad for my local UPS guy and his outdated handtruck. Since the PHT folds flat, it could conceivably fit into his truck, but I suppose this isn’t really designed to hold a bunch of stacked boxes.

You can learn more about the PHT, and where to get one, here.


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Inventor Creates A $1,500 Dome-Shaped Mobile Dream Home On Wheels

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The 112-square-foot habitable Life Pod built by inventor Michael Weekes comes at an affordable price and includes 100 square feet of living space, a full-sized bed, a shower, sink, a microwave oven and even a compostable toilet.

h/t: inhabitat

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Michel Weekes built the 8-foot diameter Life Pod dome in 10 weeks using Luan plywood covered with TPO-thermoplastic polyolefin.

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The 1,200-pound dome is a 13 1/2-foot long structure designed according to the Golden Ratio principle of proportion found in nature.

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It offers 100 square feet of ventilated living space, a bed, kitchen, shower and sink, with a ceiling fan and oil burner heater powered by 110-volt electrical power obtained from an electrical outlet.

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Two Friends Start Free Mobile Laundry Service For Homeless

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Two guys from Brisbane, Australia have taken it upon themselves to found a charity – Orange Sky Laundry, that offers a free mobile laundry service to the Australian Homeless. They’ve now officially been washing clothes for a month.

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Childhood friends Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi came up with the idea last year, fitting out an old van nicknamed Sudsy with a generator, water tanks and two large washing machines and dryers, taking to the streets in their home town of Brisbane.

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“We wanted to improve the hygiene standards of the homeless so we came up with this crazy idea of building a free mobile laundry,” Mr Marchesi said.

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“We bought two washing machines and two dryers and put them in the back of a van and started driving around parks and drop in centres and washing and drying clothes for free.”

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Surely a noble cause and inspirational as well. So are you going to open a laundry service like this in your city? Also, don’t miss “San Francisco’s Homeless Get Showers-On-Wheels With Transformed Old Buses“, “Canadian Kids Are Tying Coats To Street Poles To Keep Homeless Warm This Winter“, “This Guy Gives Homeless People Free Haircuts — And Changes Their Lives For The Better” and “A Fashion Designer Is Making Coats That Double As Sleeping Bags For The Homeless… And They’re Made From Abandoned Festival Tents

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h/t: oddstuffmagazine, smh


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Father And Son Convert Old School Bus Into Mobile Tiny Home For Cross-Country Road Trip

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Patrick Schmidt quit his job, bought a 1990 school bus from a California church, and aimed to create a skoolie: a school bus that’s revamped for non-school purposes. When he first bought the bus in March, he decided to name it “Big Blue” and then drove it to his parents’ Las Vegas home.

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With help from his dad, Schmidt tirelessly worked to transform Big Blue into a mobile tiny home. After removing the roof, the interior, and changing the insulation, the father-son duo installed solar panels, a bed, kitchen, dining area, toilet, and air conditioner by reusing and recycling as much as possible. In August, Big Blue was complete and ready to transport Schmidt on his 10,000-mile road trip spanning 30 states

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Despite downsizing, the skoolie enthusiast has had an incredible couple of months filled with adventure.

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“My plans are to stay in Florida until March, then most likely find my way back slowly to Vegas, and up to Seattle to live again for a while. Find some land to park on,” Schmidt told Metro, when discussing his future plans. “That’s kind of the life I’ve imagined for myself. Ride around, travel, find temporary work, and see where to go from there.”

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Scroll down to see Big Blue’s transformation and Schmidt’s ensuing journey.

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h/t: mymodernmet, designtaxi, metro


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This Terrifying Mobile Tree-Harvesting Machine is Like a Robot Koala Bear with Chainsaw Limbs

Earlier we saw that loading logs into containers is still a primitive process. But thanks to Finnish forest machinery company Ponsse, the process of creating those logs is super high-tech.

Ponsse’s Scorpion King is an eight-wheeled monster designed to “endure tropical heat and arctic cold, travel without destroying the terrain and briskly climb the steepest slopes.” That’s because it’s designed to get to and cut down trees down in tricky areas. And Ponsse has developed a “cut-to-length” method whereby the trees are stripped of their branches and cut into logs of precise length on the spot.

To achieve this, they designed a fairly terrifying saw-wielding robot koala bear suspended from the end of a massive boom arm. Watch as it outstretches its greedy little arms, eagerly embracing and mutilating one arboreal victim after another:

Ponsse’s official product video for the machine, below, gives you a better idea of the design work that went into it. The hydraulically-balanced cabin self-levels, and the articulated chassis can handle challenging terrain. Especially cool are the in-cabin shots, where you can clearly see how well the machine has been designed for panoramic visibility and see the digital readouts used by the operator. It’s also amusing that, from the operator’s perspective, it kind of looks like the koala bear is defecating, well, logs:


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