- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books (May 29, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440322228
- ISBN-13: 978-1440322228
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,048,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Building Wooden Machines: Gears and Gadgets for the Adventurous Woodworker Paperback – May 29, 2012
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A typical project is an escapement similar to that in most weight-driven clocks. It's all in wood here of course, with complex gears you layout and cut carefully by hand. It's real art...
And therein lies the problem. Its art, not a clock. There are no hands, it just a thing that ticks. Why not DO something? Even the silly wind-driven gadgets in other books DO something. But all of these projects just sit there until you go turn the crank, or pull the cord, then you can watch things move. Why would you bother to turn the crank once you had it working? What's the point?
So you can see, this book is not for me. If you want a way to really wow your friends with your fine wood-working skills, this is it. But if you're looking for something to make and give to your grandkids, forget it.
The projects are broken down and explained in good detail if you know your way around the shop, and offer a good way to use up your piles of scrap.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing challenge of woodworking and machines! I am looking forward to the winter when I can focus on these projects... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Scott
Also, like Wooden Mechanical Models, a very beautiful and engaging book. Many fine details.Published 13 months ago by Gregory G. Jacobs
Great hard to find book, awesome machines and drawings are great.Published 16 months ago by JOE NEMITT
HATED IT NOT WHAT IT SAID IT WAS. SUPOSE TO GET MY MONYE BACK SELLER SAIDPublished 22 months ago by rob bateman