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22 books of Ken Schweim

This book contains detailed descriptions, drawings, and photos of the most popular wood mechanical movements found in current wood automata projects. A detailed set of plans is included in making your own wood gears. Photos are included wherever possible to show the various wood mechanical movements in use. The last section of the book is a complete set of detailed plans to build your own wood automata, which is a figure doing push-­ups. Automata is a form of art. Some use it to build interesting automated wood mechanical art projects and others use it to make toys. Links are provided to offer ideas and to see what others have done. Although the book has many dimensioned drawings and photos, it is easily viewed with readers as small as Ipods and Iphones making it ideal to be viewed with minimal restrictions.

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59 downloads

Complete construction plans for wood automata project. Includes detailed photos and blueprints of all parts as well as step by step instructions.

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22 downloads

Complete construction plans to build your own 20-­note Street Organ. This organ is completely enclosed in clear plexiglass to allow viewing all of the mechanical movements. Complete plans are also provided for a four-­wheel cart to transport the organ. There are 387 images and blueprints. The book provides detailed step by step instruction for all parts and assemblies. Troubleshooting tips are provided to help insure a successful build.
This is primarily a wood working project. Basic woodworking tools are required such as a band saw, drill press, belt sander, and miter saw. No special woodworking skills are required. Because all the materials are common everyday supplies, mistakes are well tolerated and multiple attempts at any part are totally acceptable.
All of the materials required can be found at most home improvement centers or local suppliers. The music rolls are available from several suppliers on the internet.
This project is one of the most enjoyable, satisfying . . .

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19 downloads

A complete set of plans to build a normal size upright Bass fiddle. This bass has the tone and volume that would match many commercial upright bass fiddles. At current prices this bass can be built for about $100. The bass could be coompleted in one weekend (not including staining and finish coat). The plans include detailed step by step instruction including many drawings and photos.

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13 downloads

This book is all about how to have fun with wood mechanical movements. It includes descriptions of most of the common movements and how to put them to use. Project design considerations are discussed as well as tips on how to make each of the mechanical movements out of wood. The last section of the book gives detailed instructions on how to build your own first wood automata.

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6 downloads

Complete step by step instruction for the Chemnitzer concertina. Instruction is presented first for the right hand (melody) and then the left hand (bass). Instruction begins with a well known waltz (Du Du Liegst mir im Herzen) and then a well known polka (Praha Polka). Seven free songs are included in the back along with chord charts and chromatic scales.

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4 downloads

This is a wood automata wood working project. This project simulates CPR. All parts can be made using standard wood working shop tools. Step by step plans are provided including many photos and detailed drawings. The project can be seen on youtube with a search for WOOD. CPR

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3 downloads

Complete construction plans to make your own one hand paper towel dispenser.­This is a wood working project. The project requires just the basic wood working tools and minimal wood working skills.

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3 downloads

This book is a complete set of construction plans for a wood automata project. This project is a person skiing, involving two skis and poles, and both arms and legs.­The parts are all made from small pieces of scrap lumber with common woodworking tools.

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Complete construction plans for a four tone bellows train whistle. This whistle is loud and sounds very authentic. All parts are easy to find and inexpensive. No special woodworking skills are required. Plans contain over 75 photos and diagrams. Step by step instructions are provided with photos for each step. Great for kids, big or small.

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Books of Ken Schweim