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Tube Art by Marc Rust

Sculpture from sparklemachine.com

The slow and tedious making of a vacuum tube.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Fabrication d'une lampe triode
envoyé par F2FO

Check out this absolutely mesmerizing (17 minute!) video of a French amateur radio operator who rolls his own vacuum tube triodes! I love the ease with which he performs these rather high-end skills (like glass forming), the gestural flourishes (like it's hand magic), and the Zelig-esque soundtrack.

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