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Project by Chad Hamlin posted 09-01-2011 05:57 AM 1452 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year, the coordinator of my daughters vacation bible school had an idea to create a contest between boys and girls to see who could bring in the most change during the course of the week. The change was to be donated to a worthy cause. She asked me if i could build a “scale”. Like any self respecting woodworker, i thought for a minute and replied….”if its built from wood, i can probably figure it out.” The result is a rather simple design made of mape and a tinge of walnut. It was a fun little project. Though it is not a swiss watch, i built a small sliding mechanisim into the “T” so that it can be adjusted to create a more accurate measure. The kids enjoyed it and raised over a thousand dollas.

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Michael1

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 06:11 AM

Nice looking scale. I really like it. the money the kids raised is awesome too

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 07:47 AM

Nice and lovely project, thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 10:26 AM

Very cool idea and for such a good cause! Well done for sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 01:43 PM

So, the team with the most WEIGHT in coins wins? Wow – you need to have them change all their currency into pennies! 25 pennies weigh over 62 Grams while a single quarter only weighs 5.7 Grams…......... ;-)

The scale looks great – it’s a functional piece or art!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#5 posted 09-01-2011 03:31 PM

Very interesting and nicely done.

-- Wilson

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Chad Hamlin

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#6 posted 09-01-2011 05:08 PM

@ Knotcursor, i think that they brought pennies in on monday, nickels in on tuesday, and so forth for the rest of the week.

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#7 posted 09-03-2011 03:44 AM

Cool project

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#8 posted 05-30-2012 10:38 PM

That is a real sweet scale!!

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

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