Sunday, January 08, 2006
Lars Hansen and I have been accepted into the Single Block Classic of the 2006 World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. We are going to attempt to build a working clock entirely out of ice. Although we are both amateur ice sculptors, the nice folks at Ice Art are allowing us to compete just to see if we can succeed! This is a preliminary design drawing. It will be a pendulum clock over seven feet tall, powered by a heavy sled that turns a gear while sliding down a ramp. It will run for 24 hours between windings.