Galileo's (Revenge) Bicycle

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Project by johnstoneb posted 03-06-2014 04:11 PM 1027 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a nother Clayton Boyer plan. Galileo’s Bicycle. When I finally finished getting it strung and in time I was calling it Galileo’s Rvenge.

I gave it to my daughter and her husband for Christmas to hang in his office. I jut finished hanging it the 1st of March.

I used Walnut for the mount, most of the mechanism and paduak for the 3 rotators. I originally used purple heart for the bobbing arms but the torque required to stop and reverse the rotation was to much and one of the arms broke at the pivot. I had to go back to baltic birch for those arms.

I took a video of it mounted and in operation but my skills as a videographer are somewhat lacking. It was unuseable. It does work and looks good in his office. I am not sure how much work will get done. It is aswfully mesmerizing watching it.

Nest is Boyer’s #6 clock

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 04:46 PM

Beautiful, precise work!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 05:10 PM

that is very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 07:27 PM

Intense, I love the design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 07:30 PM

Beautifully done Bruce. I really admire you guys that make these intricate clocks. Your choice of wood combinations really set the piece off.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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