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    Default Wheelhouse

    After all of of the ridiculous stuff I've made this past year, I finally made an outdoor sign:

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    This one was fun. The wheel actually spins if you feel like getting on a ladder and moving it!

    So I'm a sign maker now too!

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    Nicely done!!
    Don
    Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks, LLC
    www.dlwoodworks.com
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    If you make something idiot proof, all they do is create a better idiot.

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    Awesome sign, Eric! Plywood or "real" wood?

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    I used that "real" wood stuff. The wheel is PVC. The hardware (including the axle) is all stainless.

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    Good job, love it.

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    Thanks! I had a lot of fun making it!

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    Nice Job! I was expecting a wheel that a helmsman might use on the bridge of a ship. Is this more a carriage house theme?

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    It's a bar around the corner from a performing arts place. In the building at one point there was some sort of factory and they had a lot of those wheels laying around. They really l iked the design of the old wheels so I helped them copy it for that sign. We almost mounted one of the actual wheels in the sign, and while it would have worked, using the light PVC material I think was a lot safer choice, and it also let me dial in the size to exactly what I needed.

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    Looks really nice. Nice job with the stacked text over the gear shapes.
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    Thanks. As usual it took a little fiddling with Aspire to get it to do what I wanted lots of boolean operations.

    Here's a video of it working:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/fMLl2DqhlyqyYrLi1

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