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Sculpture and Art

Sculpture and Art

Picture Of Crank Connecting Rod

One Connecting Rod In Place The length isn’t right or the location of the hole in the lower link, the one at the bottom of the long vertical rod, isn’t right. The ball lifter moves too far down. I’ll have to take some measurements form the original plan…

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Sculpture and Art

Ball Lifter Connecting Blocks Done

Running Crank Shaft with Connecting Blocks and Temporary Rods The video shows the two connecting rod end blocks in place. They each have a screw with a piece of 3/16 rod attached for the sole purpose of testing the blocks. The blocks will have rods attached to the…

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Sculpture and Art

Band Saw Slowdown

I just did a small side project because I need to cut some thick material for my RBS Lifter mechanism. My dad built me a shaft extender and I installed an old Bodine gearhead motor on my band saw. It’s really slow now. This is probably more than…

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Sculpture and Art

Motor, Chain, And Crank Shaft

Motor, Chain, and Crank Shaft The video shows the motor turning the chain and the crank shaft. Some of the parts in the video are not quite finished but I really wanted to see if it all worked together ok. Actually, when I put it together like this,…

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Sculpture and Art

Crappy Jig for Crank Shaft

The Jig and Crank Parts I built the parts to the crank shaft and then drilled some holes in that long aluminum plate to hold the parts in place. I thought that the holes in the crank parts would hold the rest of the parts in place, but…

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Sculpture and Art

More Ball Lifter Parts

Back Plate with Motor Mount The back plate attaches to the back of the frame and holds the motor and one of the bearing tubes for the crank shaft. I call it a “bearing tube” because it’s a short tube brazed into the metal plate to hold a…

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Sculpture and Art

A New Idler Link and Connecting Link

It occurred to me that a link that is used only to change the direction of link movement, like the one pictured below, is sort of an idler link. it’s like an idler pulley because it doesn’t do anything on it’s own. An idler pulley keeps tension in…

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Linkage Program, Sculpture and Art

Building More Parts

I have a new part built for the new Rolling Ball Sculpture. Small Ball Lifter The small lifter part is the lowest lifting arm on the mechanism. This part lifts the ball off the frame to a position where another arm can take the ball. The ball is…

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Sculpture and Art

Rolling Ball Sculpture Lift #2

Manufacturing has begun on ball lifter #2. Design Animation of Lifter #2 The lower mechanism lifts the ball off the entry track to a position where link 3 at connector F can catch it. From there, it is lifted and dropped onto a short track about half way…

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Sculpture and Art

New Sculpture Parts

I just got ten of these ball joints. I figured out that I needed four of them for the sculpture, but now I just need two. These are very cool, so I’ll need to figure out how to use a few more. The pen shows the size. These…

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