|Project by Fridgecritter||posted 10-02-2013 04:11 AM||2935 views||7 times favorited||2 comments|
I made this for a customer who wanted it for their bowling club’s weekly raffle. They put the paper tickets in it and hold drawings. I used oak and Maple, and rare earth magnets to keep the trap door closed while it’s spinning. Most of the oak is from a 130 year old book shelf salvaged from a local courthouse that was throwing the shelves out. I thought it was rather ironic that the shelves held law books for 130 years and now it’s a gambling instrument.
The handle was turned on the lathe, and I used paste wax to keep the movement lubricated. Mostly everything was assembled with screws so it can be maintained/replaced when necessary.
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