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Mechanism Man
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« on: June 18, 2020, 11:30:40 am »

 :-\Hi folks,
I've not been kicking around these hallowed halls for a good long while, so thought that I'd share a few pics of my latest Antikythera Mechanism replica before the complexity of it sends me completely insane and I'm no longer able to post...
This one still needs dials and pointers fitting, plus the assembly that houses the Moon phase, but it's virtually finished and the mechanics all work.
This machine is the sixth that I've built over the past three years or so, and No. 7 is close on its heals. After that I'm going to take a break for a while and work on some slightly less complex things for a while, like maybe knitting...
So, just for the record, the machine is all hand cut on a scroll saw (no CNC here!), contains around 60 gear wheels, is calibrated and fully functioning; it accurately shows the positions in the sky of all the naked eye visible planets out to Saturn; shows the Moon's phase; and it also accurately predicts eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon. There are several other clever little features, but you get the idea - for a machine whos gear work was designed 2100 years ago, it's damned clever!
It's not quite steam punk I know, but heck, it's full of gears so it probably still counts.
You all take care.
Dave.





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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 11:46:14 am »

Hmm, was hopeful that the Google photos links would pop the photos straight in there rather than just the link itself - silly me!
I'll have a think and edit it to work properly in a short while.

Edit - sorted! In future I'll try and edit the photos to be a bit smaller - like I said, it's been a long time since I've been here!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 01:09:23 pm »

Mechanism Man, you are back with another build - brilliant!
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 01:11:44 pm »

I am waiting for you to also tell me that it knows when my crumpets are cooked and when my washed shirts are dry.

Looks wonderful.

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 04:20:33 pm »

It's not quite steam punk I know, but heck, it's full of gears so it probably still counts.
As Moderator of the Tactile board, I hereby declare that it bloody well is Steampunk!

Welcome back, sir.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2020, 07:24:31 pm »

I concur. Both on the Steampunk aspect and the madness aspect of it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2020, 08:55:35 pm »

Blimey!

That's an amazing piece of work! I wouldn't have the patience to do that by hand. (I may however spend
ten times as long to make a machine to make one of these, and not finish that either...)

My hat is very much off to you Sir!

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2020, 11:45:05 pm »

Oh my!  another wonderful machine.
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2020, 12:03:32 pm »

Why have I not replied before now and managed to miss this??!!

Outstanding dedication to precise woodwork skills!!

Amazing build.
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2020, 11:24:45 pm »

Jaw dropping. Shocked  I suspect it takes a mystic or a madman to interpret the answers it reveals. Superb!
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2020, 07:01:44 am »

Love it - this is why I come here.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2020, 02:26:15 am »

I am planning to harpoon one of the more distant planets, and this device is exactly what I need.
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