Del the wooden-machine-maker's latest hand-cranked wondermental gewgaw

Del, the enbearded wooden cranked contraption maker (possibly the coolest goddamned maker we've ever featured here on Boing Boing!) returns with this marvellous machine. From Dug North, "This is a nice example of a mechanism that converts reciprocating motion into circular motion via a ratchet mechanism. The really cool thing about his particular design is that it does not matter which direction you turn the crank — the ratchet will always rotate in the same direction. Very clever."

Del's wooden escapement drive machine