This is probably the most awesome yet, useless machine I’ve ever seen. It’s called the Convolution: and the name could not have fit any better. The machine is a collection of wood mechanisms driven by a common wood crank. The entire project is wood, no nails, screws, wires, etc. Each assembly is removable and the wood is primarily common pine with some black walnut.
According to Ken the total time required was about 4 months with the majority in the design phase. He claimed that he was going to add more to the open sides and the interior but decided against it for two reasons; one – it would require more cranking power and two, it would make it difficult to see the existing interior mechanicals. Plus, it now would leave the door open for another possible project to explore more wood mechanisms