Scotch Yoke Mechanism

Hello again! Its time for another customizable mechanism! This time its called a Scotch Yoke. This one turns rotating motion into straight line motion via a boss on the crank and a slot on the piece that rides straight. I had looked at a few reciprocating saws when I thought to do this. I noticed […]

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Book Binding

I started making booklets for myself a few years ago. It all started because I couldn’t find the notebook I wanted to use. I prefer a nice, slick paper with grey dots in a grid pattern. Blank printer paper was fine, but the ends of my sentences would always trail off. So I experimented with several techniques for binding paper. I’m still experimenting (I don’t take as many notes as I did in college, so it’s slow going…) Binding paper can be as simple or as complex as you are willing to make it. In this post, we’ll discuss three ways, in increasing complexity, to binding paper.

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Homemade Leather Belt

** General message not related to post ** ** Sorry we’ve been away so long… general update is Joe and I have just had life happen to us and this slipped through the cracks. We made a plan to post more so hopefully that sticks ** So I have had the same belt since highschool […]

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Geneva Mechanism

The Geneva Mechanism is a rather basic intermittent motion mechanism. Some information, for the curious, can be located in this Wikipedia article and here are some designs and variations of the Geneva mechanism from an amazing site based of an amazing book. Basic Geneva 1: Uses gear teeth to turn. This way the whole thing […]

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