985511112: Balancing Cone
- Dec 1, 2003Hi all,
So far I have constructed an oscillator, a cone and ring, and an
adjustable frame to hold it in.
I wanted to construct each piece to get an idea of workable
techniques for each so that I have a process that is repeatable.
This way I can try and have 3 cones that are matched because they
were all made the same way.
I have noticed something a little weird. When I place my cone inside
the stand, on top of the oscillator it balances slightly off center
of my outer ring. In addition it is tipped a little higher on one
If put the tip of the cone on a smooth surface (at the same height as
the pin at the center of my oscillator) it will balance, but if I
give the cone a nudge it will kick the bottom out and crash the
cone. If I am on my pivot point it will stay in a confined wobble,
although the cone is tipped and off center.
My first thought was my outer ring was deformed. So I made a better
ring and it is still happening.
It could be my oscillator. I will know more when I make better cones
this week and see if it is still lopsided.
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