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You Turn, I Turn - mechanical sculpture / automaton with a woodturning theme

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You Turn, I Turn - mechanical sculpture / automaton with a woodturning theme
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This piece has five movements driven by different types of mechanisms. Watch the vid to see the details.
He is, by the way, learning to use a skew.

Project completed: 3/16/2010

Vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dENzhGWoY0

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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#1 posted 04-09-2010 12:32 AM

That is absolutely fantastic. Great video and perfect back ground music. Well done.

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#2 posted 04-09-2010 12:36 AM

Very cool!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#3 posted 04-09-2010 12:40 AM

Very nice!!!!! Thanks for posting it!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 04-09-2010 12:41 AM

Nice job. Very good detail too.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#5 posted 04-09-2010 12:42 AM

And well dressed too, of course. Congrats! How many hours you said?

PS: I also like this picture from behind.

Best,

Serge

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-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 04-09-2010 01:16 AM

That’s really fabulous – and most appropriate music! I wish I could do stuff like that.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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#7 posted 04-09-2010 01:26 AM

I thought this project just great . Keep up the great work .

-- Brian

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#8 posted 04-09-2010 02:19 AM

Super Job, Chuck!!
On a windy day, are you going to try taking him outside and hooking up a fan blade to the crankshaft? ;-)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 04-09-2010 02:37 AM

Super cool. Great work!

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#10 posted 04-09-2010 02:41 AM

Thanks for all the comments, guys.

Serge:This project took about 25 – 30 hours, from start to finish.

Nice suggestion, Littlecope. Whirligigs are fun to make and these people had a great time enjoying them:

2009 Whirligig & Weathervane Festival, Nova Scotia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGWXapjpb2g&feature=player_embedded#

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#11 posted 04-09-2010 03:24 AM

That is awesome.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#12 posted 04-09-2010 04:58 AM

This is so cool Chuck! It just reminds me of a sort of traditional toy, like how things could have been made before we had all of the power tools. Although the theme might have been flint mapping I suppose :) Anyway, really really cool, thanks so much for sharing!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#13 posted 04-09-2010 06:19 AM

way too cool…. thanks for posting this… looks wicked…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 04-09-2010 12:06 PM

I like it…..........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 04-09-2010 01:37 PM

Brought back good memories. My grandfather made these. Thanks, good work.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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