Making Wooden Mechanical Models
15 Designs with Visible Wheels, Cranks, Pistons, Cogs, and Cams
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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.
- F+W Media, May 2011
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