Lead shot, available from reloader supply places, has all sorts of uses around the shop. Beyond the obvious one of providing easily conformable weight to objects, a leather bag 3/4-filled with shot makes a great conformable gluing weight and a nice surface for doing repousse work.
It would indeed. And if one of those bearings had a gear on it you would have a way of having it drive something.
Here's another one that is always a hit at engine shows...
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Last edited by mklotz; 04-24-2017 at 07:29 AM.
However, once running it's a real crowd generator at shows. I even had one fellow who, watching it rotate, said it couldn't possibly work. Of course, he was the same guy who insisted that the grooves in the rope engine had to have a non-zero helix angle. They don't.
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