|Project by gfadvm||posted 02-08-2012 09:39 PM||6400 views||33 times favorited||32 comments|
This project was a little different for me. A lady asked me to make one of these for her son’s birthday (from a poor picture). Of course I said “no problem”! Then the problems began. These are not as easy as they appear but with a lot of help from my LJ friends I got it done. Pictures 3-4 show the prototypes with different ‘works’. I researched the links my buddies provided and found that this thing actually had a purpose in ancient times (used to create an ellipse). The finished one is hard maple, Brazilian Cherry, Ipe, and black walnut with no metal other than 2 washers under the handle. Thanks for all the help and links. EDIT: I added pics of the FINAL version made using Jonathan’s Sketch Up thingy.
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