|Project by Sam Shakouri||posted 01-17-2013 09:59 PM||1478 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
Today I came across this forgotten project that I made eight years ago.
You all know that compass works at its best on horizontal surface. The ships have compasses lifted on gyroscopic stand to solve this problem, as they move and tilt all directions. I made this gyroscopic stand fitted with a compass because I was fascinated by that idea.
All three rings were made from two layers sandwiching a thin plywood ring for maximum strength and enhance. The ball hanged under the compass contains a large metal ball to keep the compass holder vertical and then the compass horizontal.
Note: photo 4 shows how it works when the ship tilts in any direction.
-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....