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COMPASS ON GYROSCOPIC STAND

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 01-17-2013 09:59 PM 1129 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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....





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#1 posted 01-17-2013 10:22 PM

Man alive! That is Super COOL!

A good feat of engineering… I’d say!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 10:24 PM

Ditto what Joe said! That is really neat!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-17-2013 10:25 PM

I think that arrangement of rings is called a gimbal, a gygroscope could be added to this to make it perfectly steady.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 11:29 PM

Way cool great job Sam.

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#5 posted 01-17-2013 11:36 PM

Fantastic as usual mate …...

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#6 posted 01-17-2013 11:54 PM

That is great, I think gimbals are great especially with
nautical themed items.
jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 01-18-2013 12:03 AM

Nice work! No wonder you always have your bearings ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 01-18-2013 12:13 AM

Beautiful work once again Sam, what else have you got hidden away?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#9 posted 01-18-2013 12:33 AM

You do very nice work Sam and a very interesting life story , I live in Pa. but have family in your city . It is always fascinating to see how much people are really alike when it comes to certain thing’s.

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#10 posted 01-18-2013 01:57 AM

A great piece Sam

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 01-18-2013 10:54 AM

Nice work, I like this project. Where did you find that beautiful compass?

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 01-18-2013 12:18 PM

It’s very unusual and a fine conversation piece and you did a wonderful job on it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 01-18-2013 02:46 PM

Really cool job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 01-18-2013 03:22 PM

Awesome piece! Love this kind of stuff, so interesting and fascinating.

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#15 posted 01-19-2013 01:04 AM

looking good … now you just have to build the ship around it

thanks for sharing

Dennis

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