25 Sep Dancer
A while back I posted about the initial failure that I faced with this piece. Well, since then I have encountered even more failure before finally getting things working properly. In the beginning I attempted to power this one with a wind up record player motor. Finding it lacking in torque I started over with an electric motor. This too proved fruitless as I had chosen a bad motor. When I face these sorts of set backs I tend to just walk away from the project until my head cools. Upon picking it up again this week I selected yet another motor and built a tedious little universal joint drive shaft to compensate for some minor mis-alignment in the mechanism. These changes finally did the trick! I’d still like to do something to make it run a little quieter, and all that brass will need some sort of polishing and patina, but at least it works!