There's something intriguing about a machine with well-crafted wooden parts . . . cogs and cams that fit together "just so" 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 & pinion machine
- Harmonic oscillation punch machine
- Reciprocating engine
- Cam & fork machine
- Combustion engine
- Pendulum escapement machine
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.
You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: