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If you don't have a laser cutter to make something like this, there are age-old techniques using something called a sector rule that uses simple geometry, a straight edge and a divider to divider a length into any number of segments. I recommend consulting (and buying) "By Hand and Eye," by George R. Walker and Jim Tolpin. Fascinating stuff!
It is quite nice, but isn't the UV light a risk for fading the comics?
How is this different from the six board chest that Chris Schwarz has been making for the last six or more years?
I didn't realize the wooden one was made quite so recently, and it worked like your first one, but there was a Lego version Matthias built in early 2010 from which he rebuilt in wood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de4xdOVVRO. The top loader is quite unique.
If you want to see another great domino machine, but built from wood, look at https://woodgears.ca/domino/wooden.html. Love his stuff, too.
Bloody Marvelous! Very clever and clearly explained. I've have had pen classes, but this was just as good or better
Great to see something so neat made with so few tools. One tip on the lathe: move the lathe tool rest closer to the work down to 1/8" from the wood, or as close as the tool bevel will allow. It is safer and you will get less chatter.
I know that vacuum pumps are available at HF, but I have never seen a vacuum chamber there.