Sunday, March 04, 2007

counterclockwise or otherwise

Check out the official Ice Alaska page for our creation at the Single Block Classic. Shortly before the final photo was taken we affixed the crank handle to the front and made a few invisible modifications to allow the piece to function. It isn't much to look at, especially from the front, but it works. We should have turned the entire piece 45° so that you can better see the mechanical parts.

Hilariously, the sculpture is titled Counterclockwise, but it only works when turned clockwise. That should confuse some people. Lars carved a clockwise arrow above the handle that will hopefully get the point across. Unfortunately the mechanical parts are likely to break if it is turned the wrong direction; this was why we had originally planned to add a ratchet. Oh well. We'll see how long it lasts!

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