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Turning for Gearheads

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Project by michelletwo posted 01-25-2011 01:42 AM 1365 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Spalted Maple 10 inches .393 thick. I started out making a totally different design. I was indexing by eye (not smart) and realized I really did need those new bifocals!! So I sat & looked at it, and wondered , should I throw it in the woodstove or attempt a redesign??? As I looked at it, I thought it looked like mountain bike gears…so I adjusted a few things & this Turning for Gearheads was born. Hope it’s a good redesign and it appeals to gearheads everywhere

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.





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matt5

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 01:53 AM

Very nice work. Don’t you love it when a mis-cut turns out as nice as this?

-- I've cut it twice, but its still to short....

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peteg

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 02:02 AM

Another one of your very creative designs, these must do crazy things to your eyeballs as they turn :)
Bet you were good at geometry & maths as a kid.
unique

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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mmh

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 07:50 AM

Very appropriately titled. I can see several sets of gears turning into each other. Intriguing design.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 01-25-2011 02:20 PM

Fascinating design.

Visio-mechanically stimulating.

Oh and that .393” thats about 10mm then! You’re not secretly using the metric system, are you?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#5 posted 01-25-2011 02:26 PM

This is very interesting and very well done.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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