|Project by Don Johnson||posted 07-07-2011 01:43 PM||5197 views||10 times favorited||19 comments|
This is another of Matthias Wandel’s super designs – but a bit more light-hearted than his joinery jigs, gear making programs, etc.
I made mine from plywood, pine and maple, with some oak of a suitable size for the bowl (which is the only part that requires the use of a lathe – gears are cut on a bandsaw).
I really enjoyed the build, and I have to say that Matthias’s plans, including still pictures, text, and videos with their clear and concise voice-overs, make construction very easy to follow. His Bigprint program also made creating exact life-size drawings of the components simplicity itself.
I used a coat of Danish Oil to finish.
There is a video of my version in operation at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxTSrg44w5E but there are better versions on YouTube posted by Matt, including:
I think my grandchildren are gonna love this . . . . .
-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk