|Project by Bill Huffman||posted 07-09-2014 11:06 PM||4159 views||16 times favorited||23 comments|
This is the wall directly behind my desk in my home office. Its a collection of one big and some other small projects I did a couple years ago.
The main armature houses a magnifying glass to look up different points on the map. Its supposed to stay where you put it by the counter weights, and it does for the most part, but at extremes it won’t stay and droops down.
The arm is Bubinga, and the wall mount is painted high density fiber board with Bubinga turned pulleys. Higher stress points I used Brass pulleys that I drilled out of small pulleys I bought at the local hardware store. The frame of the map is also supported by brass roller hangers on a track to move left and right so the arm can effectively reach anywhere on the map.
Below are some doo-dads I also made; a turned small globe stand, an explorers field glass, a model cannon from “Old Ironsides”, and a brass model telescope. I have a small jewelers lathe, and turned all the brass on that, and the rest is just lots of filing and polishing. No lens in the telescope, purely decorative, (everyone always asks that….)
-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.