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Not matter how much amazing furniture I’ve seen (even the astounding engineering feats of Roentgen), I know that there is always something coming around the corner that will floor me once again. The most recent example? The watches of Ukrainian carpenter Valerii Danevych. He makes wrist and pocket watches entirely from wood, except for the steel spring used to drive the mechanicals. I know we’ve all seen big wooden gears and tall clocks with wooden mechanisms. That’s cool. But Danevych’s watches aren’t big. They’re the same size as many other wrist and pocket watches. That means he’s making tiny little wooden gears and stuff. Amazing. Now, if only we can get Danevych to make a watch for Flavor Flav to wear. That would be the ulitmate. Check out this story about him, which contains a video.