Looks great. I made one of these a few months ago for my godson. I like the way you have made the winding handle from metal and used wire instead of cord, mine has a wooden winding handle with nylon cord and I didn’t really think it was man enough for the job. I put metal Mecanno pulley wheels on top of the fork mechanism as the cord kept catching on the end of the loops on mine. I should post a few pictures. Mine was beech with mahogany lifting mechanism and wheel arches and was my first attempt at anything like this. Blizzard’s books are great.
Hi, I’ve also made this and a number of Richard Blizzard’s models. Yours looks great. Just to nit-pick the wheels would look better if you made the centers out of wood. I made the same mistake till a friend pointed it out.
Just seen these comments. Thanks for the feedback.
Time was not on my side toward the end!
The string/wire, as it was for my own son, i was happy to use steel cable, the ends on it were connectors from chocolate blocks cut in half.
I used the cable as the few types of string/cord available at the time wern’t up to the job.
/the handle, i figured metal was the way forward with this, as a full time metal fabricator, it was by far easier and quicker than the Blizzard designed crank handle.
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