|Project by Dean||posted 12-08-2008 05:27 AM||1118 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Turn the handle and the flowers take turns popping up.
I made this for mom. The handle rotates an eccentric axle, that moves left and right side levers up and down, which push the flowers up and down. No plans, just started building and experimenting and was really pleased that it actually works!
I gave it a very light stain with watercolors, and since it sits in the sun most of the time is has faded quite a bit. I think I like the “half-way” colors, when it had faded a little but not this much.
Mom likes it well enough, but the grandkids give it a real workout. It hasn’t broken yet!
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