|Project by DaleMaley||posted 02-03-2013 05:35 PM||2897 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
I have made a lot of hand-operated wood models, and I ran out of ideas for new models to make. I found the book Building Wooden Machines by Bridgewater & Bridgewater. It has a neat pattern for a u-joint model, where you can vary the angle while you operate it.
To add some color to the model, I used padauk for the 3 stanchions, yellow heartwood for the U-joints, and purple heartwood for the crank. I also dyed the pegs and caps of the u-joint. The base is maple.
My daughter helped me make a YouTube video of the model in operation.
If you want to read more about my trials and tribulations of building this model, see my web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/