Mr. John Payne is currently the tip of the spear with his wedge machine efforts on Vlad.  (That’s, Vlad the Impaler, of course.  Cool name for a remote skewering device, huh?)

 

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Some serious iron frame wedgies going on here.  Make those strands work for a livin’.

This is capital work!  Nice and straight on the springs too.  Just like Mr. Philon ordered.

I am hoping John will be able to make a first thrust at this whole question of “balance of power transfer”.    Wedge balancing a ballista is the game.  Doing it in a way that generates lots of power to boot, is the trick we must master.

Meanwhile I am setting up to cut out Phoenix’s washers and vernier plates.  Chips can fly in earnest next week.

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