Making Wooden Mechanical Models

Making Wooden Mechanical Models

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There's something intriguing about a machine with well-crafted wooden parts . . . cogs and cams that fit together qjust soq to perform a task. There's also precise challenge in building such a wooden wonder - and a special satisfaction in watching the excitement of those who turn the handle to see what happens. Making Wooden Mechanical Models contains plans for fifteen good-looking and incredibly clever machines with visible wheels, cranks, pistons and other moving parts made of wood. Projects include the: Oil pumping rig Flywheel propeller machine Rack a pinion machine Harmonic oscillation punch machine Reciprocating engine Cam a fork machine Combustion engine Pendulum escapement machine The plans call for a challenging variety of techniques and procedures - laminating, cutting cyma curves, tenon wedging, precision drilling, pegging, whittling and more. By completing these projects, woodworkers will gain the know-how to build wooden models of their own design...machines that beg to be set into action, turning the simplest movements into marvelous feats.15 Designs with Visible Wheels, Cranks, Pistons, Cogs, and Cams Alan Bridgewater. PROJECT TWELVE Rack and Pinion Machine Color photo Rack and Pinion Machine PROJECT BACKGROUND This is one of our favorite projects. Rackanbsp;...

Title:Making Wooden Mechanical Models
Author:Alan Bridgewater
Publisher:F+W Media, Inc. - 2011-05-30


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