Whirligig of Doom

Whirligig of Doom

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Everybody’s favorite slingshot aficionado, Jörg Sprave, is at it again. Got an old set of steak knives sitting around the house collecting dust? Why not turn them into a battery-powered whirligig of doom? Using a battery powered drill, some MDF, and a timing belt, Jörg constructed one mean looking rotary slicer. Seems like a great stress reliever. If you get bored of the steak knives, you could always swap it out for a buffing wheel and wax your car.

16 thoughts on “Whirligig of Doom

  1. CindySue says:

    That’s INSANE! I LOVE it!!!

  2. Nirmal says:

    this is awesome!!! lol, one of these days we gonna hear a news report “man killed by his own invention…” but I really hope not, fingers crossed.

  3. Chris says:

    Love it! I’ve never built any of his crazy creations, nor do I have the upper body strength to use half of them; but they sure are entertaining. He gets my vote for most likely to survive the Zombie Apocalypse.

  4. Dean W. Armstrong says:

    So dangerous, and yet it’s given me ideas for mounting a hand drill! Thanks!

    1. Adam Flaherty says:

      I know, right?

  5. Seth says:

    My only concern — aside from safety — is that the promotion of DIY weapons on MAKE, the web, and in general, risks making the maker movement look like something that is potentially dangerous to the public. This is especially true if DIY weapons are ever used in an event that gains a lot of media coverage. I think MAKE should consider carefully whether it wants to promote this kind of project.

    1. Seth says:

      Clarification: “in an event that gains a lot of media coverage” should be “in a tragic event that gains a lot of media coverage”.

      Of course homemade weapons have been used in many tragic events without drawing a lot of attention to the DIY or maker culture, so maybe I’m wrong.

      1. pete says:

        dude come on this is a guy that has a gift of making weapons if you don’t like it don’t watch it MAKE is in everything even weapons ….

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