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For this project, you will need: Wood* - 16' of 1.5"x3/4" strips 6' of 2.5x3/4" strips Tools - Miter saw (optional) Table saw (mandatory) 1/8" kerf table saw blade with lots of teeth (better for making lots of fine cuts) 3/4" dado blade for table saw (optional, but definitely recommended!) T-square or some type of ruler (digital calipers are nice to have, but optional) Power Drill/screwdriver Other Materials: (2) Hinges (2) Latches (8) 2" screws Dark stain (I like MinWax's Gunstock, but it's up to you!)
This is a wooden puzzle. The two parts lock together and you give it to a friend, asking him to unlock and separate the two parts. A friend in Germany made this one. When he handed it to me to solve, I could not until he showed me the secret.
Galileo's Bicycle is a kinetic sculpture designed by Clayton Boyer . I built this one as a wedding gift for my best friend, over a period of a few months. It can surely be finished in less time than that, but when you've only got an hour or two of free time per week to devote to it, it can take a while! Here is the "official" video of Galileo's Bicycle in operation, from Clayton Boyer's website: OK, so now you're thinking, "if the plans are being sold on the internet, why do I need an Instructable as well? Aren't the instructions that come with the plans good enough?"