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The wheel has a 12 volt ,DC. motor that turns 3 RPM. , some of the seat,s were sticking , have to set them and glue the pins, first time for making a video, HA!!!

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Comment by james wilhelm on March 17, 2015 at 8:20pm

HI Ronda,  thanks for the very nice comments on my wheel !!!  The video was not great and I have fixed the seat,s that were sticking , HA!!  This is just a toy that I built with out any plan,s  and the reason I posted it was to show beginner  wood workers , that if you put your mind to it you can build it !!  Think of it , draw it and  build it, happy wood working to all , JIM !!

Comment by Ronda McElroy on March 17, 2015 at 6:03pm

Hey Jim!  Wonderful job on this!  I am glad you did a video of it as stills don't do it the same justice.

I think I'm in line next to Mick for the first ride!

Comment by james wilhelm on March 15, 2015 at 9:58pm

Hi Lorrie, thanks for the very nice comments on my  wheel !!!  Yes it dose make me feel good that I could design and build  this wheel with out any plans and make it go around with a motor !!  Did make me think on the motor  , as I went through three of them and a few belts to get it to turn at 3 RPM,s !!!  Yes it dose make a wood worker proud when a project comes together and work,s !!, Have a good day, JIM !!

Comment by Lorrie on March 15, 2015 at 9:23pm

Hi Jim,

very nice job on the Ferris Wheel.  You mentioned that you had been thinking about it for a year or so.  I'm so glad that you were able to make it.  It looks great!!!  and the fact that you mounted a motor to it so that it goes around really puts it over the top!!!  Great Job!  Doesn't it make you feel good to finish a project that you have imagined in your mind?  And see. .. you did a really good job.  You should be very proud of it. :)

Comment by james wilhelm on March 14, 2015 at 9:52pm

Mick , thanks for the very nice comment on the wheel , it was a challenge !!!

Comment by michael evans on March 14, 2015 at 4:05am

Great job on the Ferris wheel Jim , really clever how you mounted the motor . I will be over to have a play ha .

Comment by james wilhelm on March 13, 2015 at 9:51pm

This was a one of a kind toy project, but did make me think a bit as there were no plans for this one , HA !!

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