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Can’t buy it? Why not make it? Take a few pulleys and V-belts, some shafts and bearings; add a right-angle drive and an old washing machine motor or electric drill; mix in some plywood scraps and a big dose of ingenuity and the result may surprise you. “Just give it a go,” as our Tasmanian boatbuilder friend, David Golding, advises after he designed and built this pair of spinning mechanisms that manufacture and spool up cotton caulking.

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12 Responses So Far to “Cotton Caulking with an Aussie Twist, An Ingenious Spinning Machine

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    Roberto Esposito says:

    Semplicemente geniale, grandioso e dimostrativo di come non abbiamo bisogno di grande tecnologia ma solo di grande intelligenza. Bravo, bravissimo!!!

    English: Simply brilliant, grandiose and demonstrative of how we don’t need great technology but only great intelligence. Good very good!!!

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    Dave Dickmeyer says:

    What a mind! Enjoyed every second of this one. Thanks guys!

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    Bradford Preston says:

    Nicely worked out and fun to watch. Thanks.

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    Reiner Gudd says:

    That is just beautiful and so typically Australian and even more so Tasmanian. We been to the Wooden boat festival in Hobart this year and saw so much wow stuff everywhere.
    Great video Thanks Off Centre Harbour Team

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    Scot Copeland says:

    Oh man, loved it. Going to go home and share it with my teenage son.

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    Philip Myer says:

    A man who lives simply, solves complexity with simplicity.

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    Ian Thomson says:

    Wow, not only engineer but also millwright. My hat is off to Dave’s ingenuity…and perseverance.

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    John Mark Connolly says:

    Couldn’t say it better than @William McCaffrey already did. I long to have a shed filled with bits and pieces of things that I can turn into something productive. Currently my garage doesn’t meet the need! A great video to start off my Friday morning!

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    Thomas Blada says:

    If this video does not inspire you , You must be dead.

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    William McCaffrey says:

    You just have to love the ingenuity.

    “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
    ― Thomas A. Edison
    “I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.”
    ― Agatha Christie


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