|Project by DaleMaley||posted 12-20-2015 09:01 PM||545 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
The December 2015 issue of Woodworker’s Journal magazine has a neat pattern to make a toy carousel.
I decided to make two of these carousels.
I entered the design into Google Sketchup. I had to approximate the wavy ring cam at the bottom by using a series of steps. The pony shafts are driven up by this wavy ring cam in the base. Gravity returns the ponies down.
The ponies are yellow heartwood, padauk, and purple heart wood.
The balance of the carousel is a combination of red oak, cherry, and maple.
The 12-sided carousel top is a challenge to make, but fortunately, a video was provided showing how to set up the table saw for all the cuts.
On each revolution, a bicycle bell is struck to give a nice sound effect.
Two o-rings on a disc drive the unit.
To see my trials & tribulations of making this first carousel unit (and there were several), see my woodworking web site at http://dalemaley.webs.com/carousel.htm
I also made a Youtube video showing the Carousel in operation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngdKetmhDOs
My photography and video skills do not do this Carousel justice. It is a neat looking assembly.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/