Kinetic sculpture designed by Clayton Boyer

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>>24m 30s  shields removed and cleaned with Teflon dry lube added


Good god, thats way better than I figured on top of head. Thats a long time to degrade ..

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ArtF wrote: >>24m 30s  shields removed and cleaned with Teflon dry lube added


Good god, thats way better than I figured on top of head. Thats a long time to degrade ..

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It was much longer than I expected as well, especially since they were random no-name bearings.

A pendulum degrading in 24 minutes only needs 1/3 as much restoring force as an 8 minute pendulum. I hope to post a video soon showing the complete results.

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Steve:

  Its all good to know. In future I know the way Ill go.. :)

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FWIW, I tried a couple with mineral spirits: the problem is they seemed to gum up a week or so later...some kind of residue attracting cruft in my garage. (The stuff they sell here in SoCal doesn't look/smell like the stuff I remember from my youth.)

"Gunk" engine cleaner worked a lot better, except for the hassle of getting it out of the aerosol can so I could really soak the bearings.
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Finally completed my laser-cut acrylic take on 'Zinnia' after letting the plans and parts sit for almost five years...
Did some re-engineering, mostly to get all the parts to fit the 12"x16" limits of my laser. Wheels are 20", which is about as big as I can segment one up without a ton of waste.
Short video of it in operation here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fgyz2qq84whfc ... 9.mp4?dl=0
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Excellent. Nice pattern.

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Test, just a test

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Hello. And Bye.
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works fine. :)
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