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make scaffolding from bone matter
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I really like scaffolding and have posted several ideas about it here. This is another one:
Dino-scaff is a new and exciting type of scaffolding material. It's stronger; it's lighter; it's safer; it looks good and it's 100% organic.

Here's what it's all about:

The first thing you need to know about Dino-scaff is that it's made using a rapid mould process. In this case the raw material is bone meal, a by-product of the meat industry. Fused together with an organic glue, the mass produced identical Dino-scaff units emerge in the form of long white bones that quickly can be joined together at the ends.

As a supporting structure, bones are stronger than their steel equivalents, so they won't present any difficulty in holding in place all of the components needed to erect a building. Dino-scaff never rusts; never needs to be painted; is light for carrying; simply shatters if it falls from a great height, instead of smashing whatever's beneath it; and it can be recycled easily.

Being white in colour, buildings under construction using Dino-scaff will take on a much more organic appearance, and look amazing, like they have an animal bone exoskeleton. (they probably used it in the Flintstones but not checked)

When construction is complete, Dino-scaff can be stacked and stored for future use in dog-proof containers.

xenzag, Nov 22 2020


       //As a supporting structure, bones are stronger than their steel equivalents//   

       And this is still true of reconstituted bone meal, in much the same way that particle board is just as strong as seasoned oak - right?
pertinax, Nov 23 2020

       This will please politicians - they can cash in on all the skeletons in their closets ...
8th of 7, Nov 23 2020

       //And this is still true of reconstituted bone meal// Of course - with the correct binding material and internal geometry, Dino-scaff will be just as strong as "real" bones.
xenzag, Nov 23 2020

       ... and the market for epoxy and polyester resins will boom.
8th of 7, Nov 23 2020

       "...the market for epoxy and polyester resins will boom."
— 8th of 7, Nov 23 2020

       But only be 100% organic ones, right?   

       Even though any carbon-containing products made with petrochemicals (which may have been dinosaurs or their feed at SOME point in time) are organic, 100% certification of the finished goods might be hard to meet.
kdf, Nov 23 2020

       Really ? Those "Guaranteed 100% Organic Certified" stickers are pretty cheap if you buy them by the roll of 1000. Sturton will even stick them on for you at a very reasonable charge.
8th of 7, Nov 23 2020

       Yes, but it's just the stickers that are 100% organic. Maybe good enough for the rubes, but we're talking about xenzag's ethics and artistic integrity here.
kdf, Nov 23 2020

       Ah, so you DO understand irony ...
8th of 7, Nov 23 2020


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