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The cabinet featured on the back coverof the current issue of Fine Woodworking, made by Australian furniture maker Adrian Potter, includes a miniature wooden three-master on a simulated ocean. The little ship, modeled after the one sailed by explorer Capt. James Cooke when he claimed Australia for England, rides up and down on a sea of wooden slats when you turn a crank on the side of the cabinet. This video shows the ship in motion. To see the cabinet, see the mechanism Potter devised to animate the wooden waves, and learn more about the artist, follow the links below.
Back Cover of the May/June 2010 issue (FWW #212) How They Did It: Making Waves Audio Slideshow: Pro Portfolio on Adrian Potter: Thinking Furniture
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This is pleasant to the viewer and is sure relaxing. What a great craftsman!
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