“Dead Nuts: A search for the ultimate machined object”

“Dead Nuts: A search for the ultimate machined object”

Start date

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11:00am

End date

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 6:00pm


Museum of Craft and Design

2569 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

The machinist is among the most exacting craftsmen. It is the resourcefulness, ingenuity, and skill of the machinist that creates the critical parts that allow an idea to become a reality. At the extreme confluence of precision, accuracy, invention, and design, there are objects that continue to inspire these makers because they represent the finest work and the purest forms. Posed as a question in 2009 to an online forum called "Practical Machinist," over a period of several months, a small community debated, “What is the ultimate machine object/mechanism?” They proposed their favorites in an ongoing conversation of posts and responses. This exhibition will present objects that makers and enthusiasts themselves have proposed as “the ultimate machined object”.