After the Twine Ball was noted as the largest in the world created by one man, Francis decided to take up a new project.
In addition to the Twine Ball, Francis Johnson made tens of thousands of pliers from bass wood.
They are made from one single piece of wood - no glue or nails used. They open, close and look functional, but they're not. They're sculptures, like totem poll carvings.
The smallest was whittled from a match. The largest is 7 ft. tall and unfolds to nearly 20 ft. long—with 25 little pliers hatching from its handles.
Stop by the museum and ask to see it!