|Marble Strike "Steampunk" by Rabbit (click to enlarge for detail)|
The amazing Rabbit writes: "Rube Goldberg meets Christian Huygens - at Clayton's house, for a glass of wine.
- also known as "Steampunk" -
after all the work, and then all that staining, lacquering , painting, assembling, adjusting, adjusting, and adjusting - it works flawlessly. no jumpers, clumpers, stickers or stops; just clunks, dings, whistles, gongs, and a steady tick-tock.
this thing is absolutely insane! it's one of the coolest, and maybe most complicated clocks i've built. it's awesome to watch - and listen. if you pay attention, and count, you can tell exactly what time it is just by listening. it would make a great blind man's clock, but to watch it is priceless. it's always doing something.
thanks again so much for your inspiration....and plans!
p.s. gosh, i wish i could take decent pictures! these just don't do it justice. 'wanna send Lisa to Texas for some "glam shots"? i'll try again when i 'place' it. (where the hell am i going to put this?)"
Clayton writes: "Rabbit, your concept for the Marble Strike is absolutely amazing. It is going to take me a while just to figure out how you did what you did. I love that little glass ball in the extremely truncated pendulum.
All I can say is "Wow". What a complex beauty.
Glad to hear you had fun with it. It is obvious that you did - it's hardly recognizable as a Marble Strike!
Congratulations on yet another jaw dropper."
Note from Lisa: Rabbit, I did my amateur best with Photoshop Elements; hope you approve. Your clock is so gorgeous that the picture quality doesn't matter so much! Thanks for sharing. Oh...and about the "Where am I going to put it?" question--you'll have to learn Clayton's technique for sneaking things into the house while I'm at the post office.