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Project by wyeth posted 10-18-2013 06:53 AM 1643 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those of you who have been interested in the video of this project that I uploaded yesterday I thought some closer views of the mechanism might be of interest

You can see the video if you go to the video page or my recent blog.

-- David Australia





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 10-18-2013 12:42 PM

Great close-ups. Question…..do the dowels ever work themselves out or are the glued/fastened in? Just amazingly well working creation. Blows my mind that it is so fluid in it’s motion.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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wyeth

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#2 posted 10-18-2013 01:14 PM

The dowels are glued in but the man can be taken out of the drive mechanism by pulling out a couple of wooden pegs under the upper platform and two small turned pins that hold the levers to the man. Getting a smooth motion required some adjustments to various part as the lengths have to be just right and friction has to be as low as possible. Being wood , humidity also comes into play – its been very dry here for the last few months and the hottest spring on record , which has loosened him up quite nicely! We had first rain in about 2 months tonight.

-- David Australia

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TRYPHON974

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#3 posted 10-18-2013 06:27 PM

Impressive work!

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Surfside

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 09:10 PM

You did an amazing job there! A great example of engineering. A lot of patience and planning.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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CalgaryGeoff

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#5 posted 10-19-2013 03:59 AM

Excellent project. Looks like a lot of detail and attention to the gearing mechanism, great build.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#6 posted 10-19-2013 04:00 AM

Looks cool.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Rick

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#7 posted 10-19-2013 05:23 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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hunter71

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 11:45 AM

Great job man. If you have the time watch this documentary. This stuff facinates me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rVevX-YXqo

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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wyeth

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 02:32 PM

Hunter – Thankyou so much. I have just watched it . I have never before quite realized the historic significance and rather disturbing heritage leading right into the present computerized existence we are now embedded in with unimagined future developments into nano technical simulation and manipulation at the very atomic scale of living systems.Brave new world indeed.
Your creations are amazing and tomorrow I plan to study them closely – It’s 12.40 AM here now.

-- David Australia

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 03:56 PM

I saw this the other day and loved it. Thanks for the details.

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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