• Shop class gets algorithmic and metaphysical with cube-within-a-cube mod
07.01.14

Shop class gets algorithmic and metaphysical with cube-within-a-cube mod

We don’t often get the chance to talk woodworking here at Kill Screen, but this instructional video on how to cut a block of wood into a square that is suspended inside another square—also a block of wood—lets us dream of a nerdy foray into the industrial arts we never knew. 

You may think master carpenter Steve Ramsey has used some wood-working legerdemain such as carefully reconstructing the outer cube with glue to fit the little one in there, but not so! As we see in this tutorial, all it takes is some skill, patience, and forethought with the drill press. 

Watch and go from mildly curious to rearing to try this at home, as he whittles down the block of wood into a metaphorical enigma.