|Project by johnhutchinson||posted 12-26-2013 11:01 PM||2032 views||18 times favorited||13 comments|
My rotary box works great, but I was never sure what to do with it. So when I published the project with Tom Caspar in the Aug/Sep 2013 issue of Woodworker’s Journal, we decided to turn it (oops) into a contest. There were almost a thousand suggested uses, and Crazy Susan, a kitchen counter rack for exotic spices, was the eventual winner. The winner received a set of gauge blocks from Woodpeckers and a copy of Matthias Wandel’s gear generator program.
Tom was reluctant to publish it until I made a video to show how it works. https://vimeo.com/51495907
The helicopter sound clip seemed to be appropriate.
My younger brother Pete was actually the genius behind the final build. He’s the one who suggested the cage of dowels around the driveshaft, and laying up the plates as 6-part, radial pinwheels.
Confession is good for the soul, and we published it under both of our names :)
That’s Pete applying the mini “pinch dogs” while we were gluing up one of the plates.
-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"