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Adrian Potter's Little Ship on Wooden Waves

comments (2) April 8th, 2010 in blogs, videos

JonBinzen Jon Binzen, senior editor
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Video Length: 0:14
Produced by: Courtesy of Adrian Potter

The cabinet featured on the back coverSubscribersof 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) Subscribers
How They Did It: Making Waves Subscribers
Audio Slideshow: Pro Portfolio on Adrian Potter: Thinking Furniture

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Michael Fortune: The Clever Chair
John Cameron: A Musician in the Woodshop
Allan Breed: The Past Recaptured
Kintaro Yazawa: Joint Wizardry
Grant Vaughan: Subtropical Virtuoso
William R. Robertson: Micro Maestro

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Comments (2)

oneill44 oneill44 writes: This is pleasant to the viewer and is sure relaxing. What a great craftsman!
Posted: 9:46 am on April 25th

Triumph1 Triumph1 writes: Simply put...Awesome! I love using mechanisms in my designs and this one is incredible.
Posted: 11:29 am on April 19th

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