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Project by ChuckM posted 12-14-2013 02:46 PM 6473 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this mechanical sculpture so he (and not I) could work hard.

Video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWdsHveNdNE

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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johnhutchinson

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#1 posted 12-14-2013 03:18 PM

Fabulous !!! Is that Norm? A plaid shirt would have been nice. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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shipwright

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#2 posted 12-14-2013 03:23 PM

Tan shirt and brown apron would be my suggestion. He sure looks like the LJ logo.

I love it Chuck. I’ll bet everyone who has seen it has had to give it a crank. You can tell, he’s planed a big hole right through his board already.

Good one !!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#3 posted 12-14-2013 03:27 PM

Very cool,a super fun project.

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Pimzedd

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#4 posted 12-14-2013 03:54 PM

OK,the wire goes up from the crank. Then what happens?

Nice work. Love animations.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#5 posted 12-14-2013 03:58 PM

Thanks for all the comments.

PaulM – You’re right; title changed accordingly.

Bill – The fishing line is hooked to the wooden plane on the front while the back of the plane is attached to a rubber band (or a small spring). The rubber band in turn is attached to a small nail that is covered by a shaving (see end of bench). The second pic shows the details better.

Happy cranking,

Chuck

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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llwynog

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#6 posted 12-14-2013 04:11 PM

Brilliant ! I love the look of it.
Automata have long been on my todo list but I have not got round to working on one yet.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#7 posted 12-14-2013 04:33 PM

This looks great. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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wyeth

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#8 posted 12-14-2013 11:22 PM

That is very neat – I love wooden automata. This looks like an original.
Good to see the video – great sound effect!

-- David Australia

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#9 posted 12-14-2013 11:49 PM

What a great inspirational piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 12-15-2013 01:05 AM

Ha! This is great! Nice work.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#11 posted 12-15-2013 02:40 AM

Love it.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#12 posted 12-15-2013 05:15 AM

Awesome!

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#13 posted 12-15-2013 08:26 AM

Very Nice Work Chuck! Especially For A CANUCK! ...LOL… (Me Also)

Is that the H.O. Studley Chest as your Avatar? 300+ Tools in there!

Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#14 posted 12-15-2013 01:31 PM

Nicely done! I love the added touch of the shavings on the bench. Very innovative . .

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#15 posted 12-16-2013 03:03 PM

Great design. I really like it!

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