|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 12-19-2016 06:18 PM||1403 views||7 times favorited||20 comments|
This is an Trammel of Archimedes [Wikipedia link] that I made as a toy for my nephew. The kid seems to be mechanically oriented, so I thought this could serve two purposes. I made it from a scrap of my ever-decreasing walnut supply and some scraps of white oak that I found at the curb one day. The brass fittings complete the picture. I put a cleat on the back to make it easy to hold in a small hand. I finished it with boiled linseed oil.
Knowing my curious and inventive nephew, I made the toy so that it could be disassembled. I’m considering including a few replacement washers, screws, and knurled nuts. That would be a favor to his father. ;-)
I’m also considering making a larger one for myself. Actually one this size might be a nifty conversation piece for guests.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!