LumberJocks

Apollo 11 - Novelty Item

  • Advertise with us
Project by Colin posted 07-16-2010 10:46 PM 1427 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking for an idea for an item to enter into the Novelty section of the Woodcraft competition at a local industrial show. The concept came from an article in the Summer 2010 issueWOODCARVING ILLUSTRATED by Larry Wolterstorff

The earth has magnets sunk into it, as has the outer ring of the base plate set in the opposite magnetic direction, this causes the earth to spin by some unseen force. The immortal words of the “first man on the moon” are carved onto the moon. The hardest part was transferring a true representation of the continents onto the wooden ball I had turned. The earth is suspended on fishing line with the height being adjustable by a brass turn button. The project certainly creates interest with great discussions as to what is making the earth move.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"





5 comments so far

View DaveHanson's profile

DaveHanson

11 posts in 1878 days


#1 posted 07-16-2010 11:10 PM

Very nice Colin. Great concept and well executed. Keep up the good work.
On a side note – it doesn’t seem like 41 years since the first moon landing.

-- Dave

View OttoH's profile

OttoH

881 posts in 1663 days


#2 posted 07-16-2010 11:40 PM

That’s a great project Colin. The workmanship is out of this world!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

View Stevinmarin's profile

Stevinmarin

837 posts in 1728 days


#3 posted 07-17-2010 12:47 AM

Wow, this is awesome. I’ve been toying with some sort of project to suspend something using rare earth magnets. You must have done a lot of testing to pull this off just right!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1768 days


#4 posted 07-17-2010 10:36 PM

funny idea
well done

Dennis

View ND2ELK's profile

ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2427 days


#5 posted 07-18-2010 12:34 AM

Very unique and beautifully done. Using the earth magnets was a great idea. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase