Yam Stool

by HBT, published

Yam Stool by HBT Mar 9, 2013


The goal of this project is for the pictured sculpture of the Yam Stool to be fully reproduced, (consisting of 24 printed pieces making 8 full yams and clamp mounts- mounted to a stool as pictured). As part of planning an exhibition, I am seeking collaboration to fully realize and facilitate the sharing and complete reproduction of this sculpture. I hope for a response and exhibition collaborator! please contact me if able and interested at [email protected]
I am based in Baltimore MD

While I have an ideal goal for this project, I encourage any full yam to be reproduced and attached to modify any structure. The clamp fits best around a 3/4" tube and is tightened with #6 screws

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well, you've got the idea, I suppose a rutabaga could work- I was impulsive in my specific choice of a yam, but i was interested in the ambiguous form of the yam (or similar organic forms), once printed in another material - its form becomes confused, it could be coal slag, feces, a yam, a stomach, etc. And mounted as appendages to the functional "stool" the definite form and function of each is blurred.

Why a yam, and not, say... a rutabaga?

yes, it is built from a 3d scan of a real yam. Scanned on a Roland LPX Scanner.

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This is Ideally printed on any plastic extrusion printer using any available color of plastic: PLA, ABS, or other plastic composite. The yams pictured are printed in various colors of PLA and are mounted to a solid steel stool built with 3/4" rod.

There are 7 .stl files provided that are needed to make the ideal structure. Each yam is made from 3 pieces: a yam bottom, a yam top, and the clip backing. The files includes 1 yam bottom, and 3 matching tops each with a different angled clip. The variety of angled clips give a choice of orientation important if mounting multiples on a straight framework. There is a distorted yam bottom and a distorted yam top. All yam tops use the standard clip backings that print in strips of 5.
Once printed, the two halves of a yam are connected with 3mm rods (welding rods or any 3mm stock) to form a yam. The clip backings are secured to the yam using #6 screws.


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TeamTeamUSA on Mar 9, 2013 said:

A yam?

HBT on Mar 9, 2013 said:

yes, it is built from a 3d scan of a real yam. Scanned on a Roland LPX Scanner.