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Kinetic Sculpture #2

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Project by Howard posted 10-30-2015 09:42 PM 1224 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My 2nd kinetic sculpture designed by Clayton Boyer. This one was quite a bit more complex than the first one. Built from Ash and Maple – it required the making of 57 separate pieces and required 88 holes be drilled. Once I had it all together, it still took a considerable amount to time to tweak the various areas so that it would run properly.
The marbles were added to create a balance on the balance wheel. Finally I had to add 4 brass screws to the other end for a final good balance.
You can see it in motion on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/irTYryJhpmY Now on to my next project. You comments are welcome.

-- The greatest compliment you can give a person is to copy and hopefully improve upon their work.





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Redoak49

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#1 posted 10-30-2015 11:33 PM

Very..very impressive

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#2 posted 10-31-2015 03:55 AM

Beautiful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 10-31-2015 07:32 AM

Realy impresive project with lot of interesting and hard working details. Keep it in motion…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BobWemm

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#4 posted 10-31-2015 11:46 AM

Man, I love these things, I’m gonnaq have to make one.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 10-31-2015 12:34 PM

WOW…..............that is a work of art. How long will it run once started?

I love it! That is a piece you can be real proud of….............Nice gong…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Howard

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#6 posted 10-31-2015 04:56 PM

This sculpture will run for several hours before rewinding… I have not timed it to get the exact time.

-- The greatest compliment you can give a person is to copy and hopefully improve upon their work.

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#7 posted 10-31-2015 11:00 PM

Very cool, I love the steampunk look using wood, great job.

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