Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Desperate for a Christmas Gift

The above is a picture of Ed Sellers' "desperate for a Christmas gift" project for his two year-old great-great nephew.

He designed and built a threshing machine along with a tractor and hay rack.

It is made mostly out of laminated wood.  The main drive belt is an emery cloth.  Other items used  were  tooth picks and rubber bands.

It appears to be much larger than it actually is, the threshing machine stands about 10 inches tall, is 6 inches wide and 18-24 inches long and weighs about 10 1/2 pounds.

He got a little carried away after he finished the tractor and hay rack which resulted in the threshing machine. 

The threshing machine will stay in Russell at the Museum,  the tractor and hay rack are at home in Texas.

He has plans to make a steam tractor, which was inspired after the first project got out of control.

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