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Old 05-30-2018, 07:22 PM
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Default Making Mechanical Marvels In Wood by Ramond Levy

I have created an album on Flickr showing the 'marvels' I produced after reading this book.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/charle...57696856353624


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Old 05-30-2018, 09:38 PM
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Nice projects that can be made from "shorts," Charles!
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:37 AM
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Nice projects that can be made from "shorts," Charles!
My thoughts, exactly. I have a large variety of hardwood "shorts" left over from years of furniture building, and only had to dip into new lumber for a few bases and backboards.

The grandkids enjoy playing with them. I had to make two additional copies of the one with the marbles after they saw it so each family could have one.

Most of the moving parts can be disassembled as they are intentionally not glued. The universal joints come apart fairly easily as well as most of the other mechanisms. The grandkids (ages 4 to 7) have no fear of taking things apart, and I am prepared to keep these things functional.

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Old 05-31-2018, 02:46 AM
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Wonderful!

A video presentation of your work would be delightful.
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Outstanding!
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Nice work, mechanical things in wood are a lot of fun.

Several years ago I made several padlocks and even a safe with a 3 digit combination lock from plans in two different books by the same author. Quick look on Amazon shows what appears to be a third book that combines the first two books- highly recommend making some.

Part of the fun is that building a lock out of wood is folly as it not secure at all!

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Wood..._&dpSrc=detail
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