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Anti-gravity tea candle stand - Floor Block Project

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Project by George_SA posted 05-29-2020 07:46 PM 466 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little fun project with floor blocks. It is just the string holding it upright.
It was a bit more difficult than I anticipated, but here it is.
Thanks for looking and as always comments welcome

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)





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Randy M.

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#1 posted 05-30-2020 01:07 AM

George. Very neat project and makes you ponder the laws of physics …. I have got to try this one day after I figure out how ?

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#2 posted 05-30-2020 05:59 AM

Nice project and….idea.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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stripit

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#3 posted 05-30-2020 01:08 PM

Neat project. Makes you scratch your head and say,HOW.

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.

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#4 posted 05-30-2020 01:16 PM

Randy – “I have got to try this one day after I figure out how ?”
stripit – “Makes you scratch your head and say,HOW.”

Actually it’s quite simple. The center string is the tensioner that pushes the two platforms away from each other putting tension on the 4 corner strings. It is the tension on the 4 corner string that keeps it upright.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#5 posted 05-30-2020 01:19 PM

I like the tensegrity design combined with your cube in cube. It is a nice combination of intrigue.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#6 posted 05-30-2020 02:31 PM

Nice project! Thanks for the added description.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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