How-To: Make a “do-nothing” machine

How-To: Make a “do-nothing” machine

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Here’s an unusual goal for a project – nothing. Though designed for apparently no productive results, the simple hand-operated Do-Nothing (aka Kentucky Do-Nothing) is capable of drawing ellipses if outfitted with a writing implement – plus it could definitely teach those new to basic woodworking a thing or two. In fact making a do-nothing is quite definitely doing something! Yah, anyways –

This is a fairly easy machine to build. Takes a few hours to cut out the pieces and a few more to glue together and let dry. I have chosen a simple layered design so that those without a router or other means of cutting a T slot could easily complete this project.

So, don’t just sit there – go make nothing err … something.

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