|Review by Sivers||posted 11-16-2009 07:26 PM||4361 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
- . Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood by Raymond Levy
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I thought this book was really neat. I love mechanical “things”. All the models in this are meant to be demonstrative of basic mechanical devices that make up the larger machines that are all around us. Cam Follower, Couplings, Scotch Yoke etc….
I am hoping my finished models will be “desk worthy” as I am an engineer and the others in my office would get a kick out of this. I have built a simple one and am partially through one of the more challenging ones. The plans are good and the instructions are pretty clear. I found they need to be followed pretty clearly. If he went to the trouble of discussing it, it needs to be done as per his intructions…They are fun projects and I find them challenging as they need to be precise for them to work smoothly. Most could be made with basic tools although I would say a drill press is a must and a band saw would probably make them easier. Some of the more difficult ones use gears, I think you would need a bandsaw for these but I have not braved them yet.
Unfortunately, the book is no longer in print. I picked mine up on ebay for about $12. I see it is still listed on Amazon but they don’t have any new ones in stock.