This is the 4th wood mechanical marvel I have designed from the book 507 Mechanical Movements by Henry Brown which is a reprint of a book first written in 1868. Here is the concept drawing and description of operation from the book:
153. Circular motion into alternating rectilinear motion. The studs on the rotating
To design a wood model of this, there were several considerations. One of them
In terms of experience with Google's free 3D sketchup software, I have now booked
I made my paper model to 1:1 scale and used engineering graph paper for sizes. I used
Here is my Sketchup design of Model 153:
Since the gears turned out very well on previous projects, I decided to make this a
I decided to make an animated gif file showing how this model works:
Here is a link showing the animated gif file.
I rotated the elements 10 degrees at a time and took a screen shot at each increment
I then pasted the screen shot into Irfran and resized to 800. I saved as a gif file from
Here is the finished wood model:
Here is a link to a better picture of the finished model.
Here is a link to a YouTube video of this model in action.
The finished model turned out pretty cool. The wood gears work well and the