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    Never thought I'd be making something like this but there's a first time for everything! Our Club Challenge comp this year had the theme of 'Motion' - I wanted to do a kinetic sculpture but couldn't figure out the drive mechanism while this project was at least achievable! When you Google this stuff you find most of it is made very crudely from household garbage but I figured nobody was going to buy something like this and if it is going to be stuck in my gallery forever I might as well do a good job on it
    Made good use of the mini-metal lathe I bought myself for xmas making the pulleys etc. The lathe is about 1/6th scale but don't run a tape over my little guy - I'm not the greatest carver around and if he was real he would have one arm about 6" longer than the other, not to mention one child-sized hand

    I tried every which way to upload/embed the video here but couldn't get it to work so you'll have to use the link . . . MeTube - ttit's videos

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    Vern, you amaze me , the ideas you can come up with,your models ,turnings and cabinetmaking are much
    appreciated. Not able to get further north than Coolangatta this year, hope you are keeping well. John.

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    That's a very nice piece. I was mezmerised watching the video. Well done!

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    Vern that's absolutely fantastic!

    Mick.

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    Love it!

    The only thing that makes me wince a touch is the rod up the jaxci.

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    What a brilliant animation. I can appreciate the number of hours that went into making such a clever machine.

    Alan...

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    That is exceptional.

    Wood turns like me, but I use a face shield.

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    So cool mate, heap of effort in that one, looks great
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    That is very nice work Vern, a good idea well executed, quality build. Please continue with more automata !
    Regards,
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    Ok, now you've done it, that is absolutely beautiful work in every way, inspiring is a word that comes to mind, I bet I know what my next fun project is going to be.

    Regards,

    Mike

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    That's an amazing piece of engineering woodwork art sir
    Cheers, crowie

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    Thanks for the comments one and all! Really enjoyed making it which surprised me - never thought I'd get a kick out of making something that is 'perpetually useless"!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    Love it!

    The only thing that makes me wince a touch is the rod up the jaxci.
    Yes - rather unfortunate placement At one stage I was going to try and make that bit appear to be the leg of a stool but couldn't figure any way of making a treadle-turner sit down . . . but he seems happy enough
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