Introducing the Do-nothing Machine. As the name suggest it does absolutely positively nothing useful. Sure it may entertain some people for a few minutes, last about an hour on me, but it still does nothing.
This is a fairly easy machine to build. Takes a few hours to cut out the pieces and a few more to glue together and let dry. I have chosen a simple layered design so that those without a router or other means of cutting a T slot could easily complete this project.
I used Pro/Engineer 4.0, a CAD program, to draw up my design and to determine the dimensions. The drawings are provided as a .PDF at this step for download. They will also be provided as pictures in the next step.
Step 1: Cut Everything Out.
- 1/4 inch plywood. I found some cabinet grade scraps in my shop. Any type will do it just depends on how well you wish the finish to look.
- 4X 1/8 inch washers
- 2X 1/8 inch by 3/4 inch long pop rivets
- 1/2 inch by 1/8 inch steel, brass or other strong material to make a lever.
The pictures provided are exactly the same as those in the .PDF
If you find any of the drawings unclear please point that out to me so that I may correct them.