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And you thought modeling was time-consuming
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 10:09 AM

Everyone has to have a hobby. This guy's for seven years was drawing a single maze. Here it is.

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Posted by Buckeye on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 11:20 AM

I'm surprised he's not in a rubber room!Surprise

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 11:34 AM

No, thats reserved for the first person who tries to find their way round it.

Now thats dedication, but i think i will stick to plastic.

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:06 PM

Judging by the photo of his work, he's the same guy that lays out streets and highways here in Baltimore Co., Maryland.

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Posted by Geezer on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:24 PM

Looks like the software approval process here at work . . . or the salary approval workflow.

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Posted by subfixer on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 1:07 PM

If they print it, I'm getting one. If nothing else, it would look good on a wall.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 1:26 PM

subfixer

If they print it, I'm getting one. If nothing else, it would look good on a wall.

I'm with you, Subfixer. I love mazes, and this looks to be the maze to end them all.

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 1:33 PM

Sweet mother of styrene, why?!??

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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 8:50 PM

That oughta confuse the old GPS!

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Posted by pyrman64 on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 8:54 PM

That's actually the map to find where Jimmy Hoffa's buried! Huh?

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Posted by Steve58 on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 9:16 PM

That's is where all the parts go that hit the floor!Bow DownHmm

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Posted by the doog on Thursday, February 7, 2013 11:08 AM

Tim,

This is SO COOL!!!! And I have to tell you---I WAS THAT GUY when I was younger!!

I swear! I have a large artist's sketchbook with literally dozens of hand-drawn mazes--some 3-D, some in shapes of animals, guitars, etc--some themed, like ones going to some "fate" at the end of a turn here or there. I used to draw them for a period of a years. If I can find them when I go back home to Pa, I'll post some scans!

I am firmly convinced that the mental apparatuses and structures that I built or refined through the planning, drawing, and execution of these helped me in my grasp of intricate scale patterns and guitar playing.

Why draw them? Good question. I think it had something to do with being a master o one's own destiny and fate? Hmm........Smile

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, February 7, 2013 11:40 AM

Your mazes sound very cool. I'm sure we'd love to see some of them. If you can find 'em, definitely post some images.

I used to doodle mazes when I was a kid, too. I never completed any though. Too busy with my head in the clouds, I guess. I did love to find my way through them, though.

There was a coffee table book given to my parents that must have been published around 1983 or 1984 that had a bunch of wonderfully illustrated, themed, and complex labyrinths. I spent hours and hours with that book. When we moved to the lower 48, it was lost in transit. I can't remember what it was called exactly, but if I saw it, I'm sure I'd remember it. There is one maze in the book I do recall vividly: It was an Egyptian-themed pyramid.

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Posted by the doog on Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:06 PM

That book sounds awesome!

I always got through mazes fairly easily. I especially loved the 3-D ones. If they got too complex with "gimmicks", I got disinterested. There were fairly few though that went that way. I liked the sheer inventiveness of some of the pathways in some, like when they went through landscapes and things like that.

I wonder if this huge maze will find its way to eBay?

I actually started a "super-maze" on a roll of cash register paper. I got about five feet of it done, and then got frustrated by the limited breadth of it. I still have that somewhere too!

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Posted by subfixer on Thursday, February 7, 2013 1:07 PM

I drew mazes, too, albeit circular, two dimensional ones. It is how I kept from falling asleep during boring classes or while on watch in my Navy days. There wasn't any Aderol back in those days.

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