The box of bits arrived this morning, and I was not prepared for the size of this machine! I'd also forgotten that laser cutting of anything introduces heat, so when I opened the box I got a distinct barbecue pong! Having said that, the bits are accurately shaped, and all the holes are to size plus a couple of thou, so well impressed. This will be an assembly as opposed to a build thread, but I still want it to look as wonderful as he original here! www.youtube.com/watch?v=1scj5sotD-E
Box of bits checked and catalogued into the four thicknesses
An interesting thing to make John, should keep you busy for a while....if you like pieces with many moving part take a look at this....this was a job we did for Cadbury's, IIRC a 6 week build then shot over a few days at Black Isle studio's in Acton..
John - very hypnotic! Did you get the pieces cut or is it avalable as a kit with all the ball races etc?
Hi. I got them laser cut. I tried cutting out a few pieces on my Excaliber scroll saw, but it would have taken me three months to do them all! Not cheap, delivered in less a week by SketchLaser in London, and dead accurate. There is no kit available. This will be a hospital job! John
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