Motion Toy

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Project by Mike Pientka posted 05-25-2010 08:48 PM 1893 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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20” Long x 10” Diameter x 10” High

Oak, Birch

Gel stain, Polyurethane finish

This is an original design. When pulled along, the “blades” rotate in opposite directions and overlap about 2”

-- Engineer by day, Woodworker by night, Original Approach LLC, Windsor CO,

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#1 posted 05-25-2010 08:51 PM

That is a wild design. great job. pull it fast enough and it might fly away. you must work for Boeing.


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#2 posted 05-25-2010 10:19 PM

Cary cool

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-25-2010 11:23 PM

Hey Mike, that is really cool. I’ll bet the kids love it! Much better than the plastic junk from China!!
That will be an heirloom toy!
But, watchout for the do-gooders and OSHA – they’ll have you putting a guard on the rotating parts!!

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

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#4 posted 05-26-2010 02:09 AM

Caterpillar Helo comes to mind, great job

-- Norman

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#5 posted 05-26-2010 07:22 AM

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 05-29-2010 08:56 PM

wow … that’s extraordinary. I’d love to see it in motion

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 06-12-2010 06:08 PM

are you working in the darkroom of Lockheed Martin…lol

looks funny
thankĀ“s for sharing


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#8 posted 06-30-2010 11:58 PM

WOW thats awesome where did you come up with this idea??

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 06-12-2011 03:44 AM

wow, how about a video for this?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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