After reading our entry on multi-bladed jigsaws, Art Director and Coroflotter Juan Cano tipped us off to a similar machine, this one used to cut stone. By swapping out jigsaw blades for diamond-crusted wires, and switching the axis of cut from vertical to horizontal, the massive GoldBreton 2000 Multi-Wire Machine can cut massive chunks of granite into neat slabs.
That was cool enough, but it turns out Breton makes more machines than the relatively basic 2000. By attaching a cutting wire to pulleys that can swivel, then mounting those pulleys on arms that can move, they've created some very bad-ass CNC stone-cutting machines, like this two-axis model:
Here's what it can do:
Still not impressed? Then see what this four-axis bad boy can produce:
And you thought making curving steps out of wood was tricky.
Here are some other objects the 4-axis model can produce, with no discernible utility—now they're just showing off:
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