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Blog entry by LarryS posted 11-05-2010 05:28 PM 816 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This gravity-powered carousel is cut from poplar. The base is eight (8) inches in diameter and the horses are approximately four (4) inches wide by four (4) inches high as positioned. A single string passes through four (4) holes in the upper base plate and notches in the top of the center column. An oscillating motion results from rotating the upper base plate a turn or so (the strings wrap around the center column as the plate is rotated, and unwind when the plate is released).

-- Larry



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#1 posted 11-06-2010 04:44 AM

I’m sure some lucky child will enjoy it!

-- Peter, Central VA

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#2 posted 11-06-2010 10:22 AM

I always wanted to make a carosel horse. But, what for? what would I do with it? On that scale it makes sense :-)) Great project.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 02:38 AM

Very nice project, Larry. I hope you plan to make more than one. Let’s have a lumberjocks meeting Christmas eve.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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