3. Wheel of fortune for Ema.

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Project by JANSKK posted 01-24-2018 10:28 AM 642 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Project assignment in school was easy – do a quiz, with random question selection. It could be a dice roll, draw the numbers written on paper from the bag, even app on mobile phone availabe for free… but wheeeeeel, real wooden wheel – that was a challenge for kids.

Kids decided to have wheel on board, so it could be hung on chalkboard.
In this little project they learned and drilled some basic geometry.
  • create 8 sectors of the wheel with compas and ruler
  • create 9 sectors of the board with same angle using compas.
  • find center point of square
and some woodworking skills.
  • cut the board with plunge saw
  • cut th wheel with router
  • drilling and cutting the dowels

And then of course painting with various stain types available around my workshop (chalkpaint, oil, wax, acrylic). The pointer was made easily from green plastic bottle.
Grandpa did a tricky part of the game – rectified the gate bolt (axis) on lathe and dad (me) assembled the ball bearings and axis and glued them together with metal glue.

-- Jan

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#1 posted 01-24-2018 10:38 AM

Very nice result. That is harder to design and build than it looks. You all did a GREAT job! Nice to have your daughter in the shop too.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 01-24-2018 03:12 PM

It’s a very creative project. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 01-24-2018 04:43 PM

She is lucke enough by her dad. She don’t need lucky wheel. Great father/dughter project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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