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Project by ChuckM posted 221 days ago 3110 views 9 times favorited 17 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 221 days ago

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 221 days ago

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 fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 221 days ago

Very cool,a super fun project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Pimzedd

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#4 posted 221 days ago

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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ChuckM

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#5 posted 221 days ago

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 221 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 221 days ago

This looks great. Nice work.

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

-- 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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wyeth

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#8 posted 220 days ago

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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NormG

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#9 posted 220 days ago

What a great inspirational piece

-- Norman

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#10 posted 220 days ago

Ha! This is great! Nice work.

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

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#11 posted 220 days ago

Love it.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 220 days ago

Awesome!

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Rick

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#13 posted 220 days ago

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

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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GnarlyErik

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#14 posted 220 days ago

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

-- Candy is dandy and rum may be fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#15 posted 219 days ago

Great design. I really like it!

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