I know that some of my buddies are Canadian, and I’m sure there are a bazillion more out there, so I have a question for them. But first the story behind the question …
When I was working on my Frankenstein musical automaton, I was fascinated with how a Geneva stop mechanism snaps things to attention in one increment per turn of the crank. So that got me to thinkin’. What else could I snap to attention? A soldier? A saluting soldier? A saluting Mountie? A saluting moose Mountie? And then maybe “O Canada” for the musical accompaniment? YES !!!
It just so happens that Kikkerland offers “O Canada” as a hand-cranked musical movement.
So would something like this be offensive to a Canadian?
If not, I’d like to partner with a Canadian LJ to put the project together and we’ll see if we can publish it in Canadian Woodworker. I’ll supply all the geeky gear stuff. It will actually use the same mechanism that I used on the back of Frank.
-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"