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Blog entry by longgone posted 06-23-2009 06:31 AM 4730 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one creative woodworker!

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#1 posted 06-23-2009 06:42 AM

Hey Greg
totally cool unbelievable contraption

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#2 posted 06-23-2009 06:54 AM

That is the coolest thing ever!!!

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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#3 posted 06-23-2009 06:55 AM

thanks greg , thats incredible !
now we know what we can do with all the scraps .
and where we are headed !
like he said ,
something to drive you nuts ,
and keep you awake at night !
it sure makes you pay attention to detail .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 06-23-2009 11:42 AM

Wow! That’s the best “Smoke Grinder” I’ve ever seen! Amazing!
I wonder if he’s ever tried it with wind or water power, rather than the hand crank?
Is it possible to contact that man? I’d be interested to hear his thoughts on an engineering problem that has had me stumped for a number of years. It involves an X-rated whirligig that I made the action to, but can’t figure out how to animate. The problem is transferring the circular motion of the axle into an in-line forward and backward motion, a mere 1 1/4” would be all that’s necessary…
The only idea I came up with would be a sort of wedge shaped flywheel, that would push on the wider end and release on the tapered side. But that would have to be weighted on the narrow side in order to spin properly, and would involve a too-large housing…(sigh)
Thanks for sharing this, Greg!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 06-23-2009 02:38 PM

woah, how long does that take to build? I bet it took years of trial and error. He said I quote” My donning achievment, I never want to make that again” Must have been a pain, but very satisfying

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#6 posted 06-23-2009 08:34 PM

Really amazing and demonstrates a fantastic grasp of mechanics, not to mention woodworking skills. Thank you Greg for calling our attention to it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-24-2009 05:02 AM

God Bless that Man!!
That contraption belongs in the Smithsonian or MIT.

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#8 posted 06-24-2009 10:07 PM

That man has a GREAT imagination !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#9 posted 06-25-2009 02:20 AM

That’s amazing.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#10 posted 06-29-2009 02:23 AM


-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#11 posted 06-29-2009 05:12 AM

He must have been an engineer. Just watching it work makes my head hurt!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 11-13-2009 12:46 PM

Wow! I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#13 posted 01-29-2013 05:30 PM

That is amazing.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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