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  1. Riven, a hypocycloid clock

    Riven is a motor driven wooden clock aimed at tearing apart traditional horological reduction methods. It is the first clock to use a system of dual stage hypocycloid reducers on a single shared rotation axis. With a design aesthetic inspired by tourbillons, Riven's name applies also to its...
  2. Contrivance, a modular mechanism machine

    Contrivance is a modular wooden mechanism machine with a virtually endless amount of configuration possibilities. This mechanical demonstrator is more than just gears; it has nine different mechanisms to mix, match, and move. It's a do-it-yourself Rube Goldberg machine. Contrivance began as a...
  3. Colibri: an organic motion sculpture

    This is a project that I've put roughly 700 hours into. It is my eighth woodworking design project, and it is by far the most complicated one I've done to date. This is Colibri. It began with a lunchtime conversation between a friend and I, bouncing ideas around about what my next woodworking...
  4. Zybach: a mechanical clock

    Zybach is a simple weight driven wooden gear clock. Its circular forms are reminiscent of crop circles, giving the clock its name. It's named after Frank Zybach, inventor of the center pivot irrigation system, which revolutionized farming in the mid 1900s. This is a piece that took far longer...
  5. Focus on the Workspace
    I just ran across this. It seems like an idea whose time is right to move to the US. It would be a great way to share shop space and share skills, as well as the other social benefits. Of course the lawyers might have a field day . . . AMSA Website
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