My friend is extremely indecisive, almost to the point of it being a disorder, so for her 21st birthday I built her this one-of-a-kind gift, (I did a great deal of research to authenticate its originality).
The user divides the surface into sections with the marker, writes choices in those sections, and spins the wheel, effectively eliminating the burden of making difficult choices!
Not only was this a fun build, but it cost me $0 (due to the fact that I made a part of this in a machine shop at work), not to mention I got to use my new Dremel Trio.
Circle Cutting Drill Attachment
Power Sander (and sandpaper)
3/4" thick wooden board (approx 8"x8")
1/8" thick aluminum
Dry Erase Board and Marker
Misc. hardware (bolts/washers etc)
Bead Chain and eye-screw (optional)
NOTE: this is not a commercialized product, I came up with this on my own, so I'd appreciate all thoughts and suggestions!
Step 1: Cut Out the Body
This project was made possible by the fact that I used the tool shown in the picture below - an adjustable circle cutting bit, which is literally as old as I am (given to me by a family friend).
The widest diameter it could cut was 5", so I went with that as the width of the base.
I cut into the wood slowly because attacking the wood too fast could loosen the cutting tool or damage the gears in the drill press. In this step I simply marked the outer diameter, because I would need the whole surface of the board available for the next step.