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marklazarz
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« on: May 16, 2016, 05:33:36 PM »

I finally got around to making the grasshopp er escapemen t generated by the default settings in Gearotic just to see how it worked.  The attached photos show the model on the testing board in my messy shop.  I cut this using Baltic Birch which chipped due to the fine points in the mechanism but I sanded the points off with a disc sander jig and put it together anyway.  Much to my delight, the thing ran great!  Look for the video on the video section of this discussio n board.  I incorpora ted the adjustabl e crutch that I previousl y posted and it seems to work just fine.  One MAJOR COMPLAINT that I have with Art's design is that I had to tape a little washer to the counter-weight part of the right pallet in order to get it to operate properly.  With all that extra work, why bother with Gearotic? Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 08:11:15 PM »

lol.. Im so ashamed.. .

  damn, I may have to build another of those..

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 08:13:39 AM »

Nicely done Mark, I agree Gearotic grasshopp er escapemen t do work well despite your needing to add a washer for counterwe ight. Anyhow good work, keep it up and please continue to share your project photos.

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