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Project by Ted78 posted 12-02-2014 06:55 AM 1370 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Scale made for my brothers kid. Made from Some old pieces of lath, some bamboo skewers, toothpicks, and some wood from an old kitchen table that someone was throwing out. The little round trays are my first attempt at any kind of lathe work. Just a cheapo $12 thing you hook up to a drill. Burned up my drill but I think it was a $12 thing from HF too so shrug.

-- Ted

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#1 posted 12-02-2014 07:20 AM

Balance it by placing Identical items on each end & adjust to get it Straight across…

... from that point on, it is a Scale... Change Known weight vs Unknown until Straight Across… Total of Known Wt. is the Weight of the Unknown…

Just like the measured Gold & Silver, etc. way back when…

Looks COOL… A nice exercise! :)

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 08:02 AM

Very clever…simple & hours of fun and play for the little bloke…

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 09:25 PM

Very Nice Design Ted!

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#4 posted 12-02-2014 09:30 PM

You cant test it like that! DOnt you realize that you’re comparing APPLES to ORANGES????

Geeze man, didn’t they teach you NUTHIN at school ?

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#5 posted 12-03-2014 07:48 AM

Funny stuff.

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 07:57 AM

Thanks for the comments. :/ I didn’t even think about apples and oranges. Heading down to the U to return degree.

-- Ted

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