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This is the Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, the first pursuit-rated hybrid cruiser

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Ford claims it’ll return more than twice the EPA mileage (38 mpg combined) of the Taurus-based Police Interceptor equipped with a 3.7-liter V6.

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This Photographer Captured 130 Images Showing The Stunning Beauty Of Redheads

Brian Dowling usually works as an entertainment photographer, but after hearing from a friend who’d been bullied for having red hair he took a whole year off and began working on a project to celebrate the beauty of redheads. Over the course of the year, he captured an incredible 130 photographs of women from across 20 different countries.

More info: Brian Dowling, Kickstarter (h/t: brightside)



























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This Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel Makes Short Work of Hinge Mortises

If this innovative little tool didn’t already exist, I could see it doing gangbusters on Kickstarter.

When routing out the mortise for a hinge, you of course have the issue that the router bit is cylindrical and thus the corners of the mortise have radiuses. No problem if you’re using leaf hinges with rounded corners, but if you’re using sharp-cornered hinges, you’ve got to chisel out the corners of the mortise. Thus Rockler sells this Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel, which registers against the sidewalls and makes the 90-degree downward cut with one tap from the hammer:

Here’s how it looks in action (this isn’t the Rockler-branded one, but this Dutch version by 24-7 Wood Easy Solutions appears identical):

Sure you’ve still got to pare out the waste, and the purist craftsman would probably scoff; but for the tradesperson who needs to bang out a lot of hinge mortises in a hurry, the $ 27/€20 tool looks like it would pay for itself in no time.


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This Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel Makes Short Work of Hinge Mortises

If this innovative little tool didn’t already exist, I could see it doing gangbusters on Kickstarter.

When routing out the mortise for a hinge, you of course have the issue that the router bit is cylindrical and thus the corners of the mortise have radiuses. No problem if you’re using leaf hinges with rounded corners, but if you’re using sharp-cornered hinges, you’ve got to chisel out the corners of the mortise. Thus Rockler sells this Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel, which registers against the sidewalls and makes the 90-degree downward cut with one tap from the hammer:

Here’s how it looks in action (this isn’t the Rockler-branded one, but this Dutch version by 24-7 Wood Easy Solutions appears identical):

Sure you’ve still got to pare out the waste, and the purist craftsman would probably scoff; but for the tradesperson who needs to bang out a lot of hinge mortises in a hurry, the $ 27/€20 tool looks like it would pay for itself in no time.


Core77

What to watch this weekend in racing

Nascar has events over March 17, March 18, and March 19 at the Phoenix International Raceway. The Xfinity Series at Phoenix and the Camping World 500.

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This Wall Clock Is Covered In Icelandic Moss

German designer Tobias Mittmann, of design studio HerrMittmann, has created a modern wall clock covered in Icelandic moss, that makes it easy to display both the time and your love for nature. Lush, soft, and with a range of natural greens in it, this moss wall clock brings a touch of nature to your interior and creates a functional piece of decor.

More info: Etsy (h/t: contemporist)



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This Wall Clock Is Covered In Icelandic Moss

German designer Tobias Mittmann, of design studio HerrMittmann, has created a modern wall clock covered in Icelandic moss, that makes it easy to display both the time and your love for nature. Lush, soft, and with a range of natural greens in it, this moss wall clock brings a touch of nature to your interior and creates a functional piece of decor.

More info: Etsy (h/t: contemporist)



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The Toyota C-HR is the ultimate Street Fighter cheat code in this Japanese ad

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Also, lasers.

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This McDonald’s Concept Straw Is Mocking Designers

Halfway between my obsession with over engineered mundane products and my hardened vulgar-marxist heart, is an overriding appreciation for satire. And somehow McDonald’s has my number—probably yours too.

Whether you enjoy their disgustingly sweet slurries or shy away from that corporate BS maaan, this new video (and yeah the product) do a great job of nailing the breathy designer videos we love to love. And make. 

The straw itself seems like a fun campaign to tap into slick product packaging and design trends while addressing trivial milkshake-straw dilemmas. But the brilliance of the Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal is in its willingness to pitch a shot for shot simulacrum of design language at the general public. 

I guess that means we’ve made it. Or totally lost it? You tell me.


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Watch This Massive Machine Remove and Transplant an Entire Tree Without Killing It

I had no idea that it was possible to transplant trees. Then again I don’t have any experience working with nursery distribution centers, and a company called Dutchman Industries does, having been spun off from one in the early 1970s.

Dutchman specializes in the mechanization of the field operations required by tree nurseries, and apparently every once in a while there’s a need to relocate living trees. Thus they invented the Dutchman Tree Spade. Here’s what their dinosaur-sized 100″ model can do. (We’ve cued the video up to the appropriate moment, but warning—turn down your speakers!)

First off, that is freaking amazing. Secondly, to whomever edited this video: European club music? Is that what resonates with the arborist demographic? Also, are you the same guy who sets the volume level of NYC ambulances?


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Watch This Massive Machine Remove and Transplant an Entire Tree Without Killing It

I had no idea that it was possible to transplant trees. Then again I don’t have any experience working with nursery distribution centers, and a company called Dutchman Industries does, having been spun off from one in the early 1970s.

Dutchman specializes in the mechanization of the field operations required by tree nurseries, and apparently every once in a while there’s a need to relocate living trees. Thus they invented the Dutchman Tree Spade. Here’s what their dinosaur-sized 100″ model can do. (We’ve cued the video up to the appropriate moment, but warning—turn down your speakers!)

First off, that is freaking amazing. Secondly, to whomever edited this video: European club music? Is that what resonates with the arborist demographic? Also, are you the same guy who sets the volume level of NYC ambulances?


Core77