|Project by GnarlyErik||posted 08-12-2012 02:39 AM||855 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is a decorative mobile using small ship models made from soft woods. The sails are painted plastic glued to the ‘spars’, which are round toothpicks, except for the largest ship type which uses a slightly larger wooden dowel. The cross-bars are wooden dowels. Each model hangs on a tiny fishing swivel so they may turn easily, as do the cross bars. The mobile has a pleasing, slow action in the air currents from the ventilation system in our home, and is very much like ships sailing.
Like many of my projects I will probably give this to someone, or perhaps I will hang it in the corner of my home office. I am surprised at how much space (volume) this requires! it needs a ‘column’ of space about 36” in diameter by approximately 42” in height – almost the size of a refrigerator!
Here’s a little video in action: https://vimeo.com/47380550
-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!