|Project by ChrisJ||posted 05-04-2011 03:10 AM||2485 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
I needed a gift for some friends and wanted to spend some time making them something instead of buying. I had seen these tilts on lumberjocks and was fascinated by the physics of them. I mocked a couple up out of pine to test my angles and made these out of oak. The first one (pics 1 & 2) was a happy accident—I was trying to make the tilt wider at the bottom than the top and didn’t flip the wood before cutting it on the tablesaw. The result is a tilt that has a top about 10 degrees to the right of the bottom. I wasn’t sure it would work, but as you can see, it did. I finished them with some polyurethane and called it good. Even after making them and testing them, I still don’t think they should work…gotta love physics!