Making Wooden Mechanical Models by Alan Bridgewater

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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 rigFlywheel propeller machineRack & pinion machineHarmonic oscillation punch machineReciprocating engineCam & fork machineCombustion enginePendulum escapement machineThe 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.


About Alan Bridgewater

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The Bridgewaters have written and illustrated more than 40 books on woodworking and crafts, including Building Doors and Gates, How to Use and Care for Woodworking Tools, and Boxes and Chests.
Published May 30, 2011 by Popular Woodworking Books. 144 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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