About 72 hours ago, I decided one of my projects needed a working crank. Even though I’ve never constructed a crank (or paid too much attention to how they work) how hard could it be?
Access to the Intertubes conquers all ignorance, right?
So, even though I live with a man who could quickly tell me what I needed to do, I headed to google. Like a hungry toddler, I was determined to fix my own breakfast. Yes, I knew I’d end up with spilled cereal and some milk puddles, but it would be worth it to do it myself, right?
After about 48 hours, I explained what I wanted to do to Mr. Jivvy. At which point he spent about five minutes drawing a diagram (seen in the background of the pic below) and I spent the next ten minutes making this:
It might not look like much, but that is most definitely a working crank that successfully converts circular motion to reciprocating motion.
The Intertubes got nothing on Mr. Jivvy.