Fresh off completion off a furniture-quality bookcase and beautiful sanded, finished live-edge shelves, our oldest builders started in on...a mechanism for smashing things.
This group has range.
The Smash-o-Tine (as opposed to guillotine) will guide an 83 lbs. section of salvaged railroad track from a rack six feet above the ground to an unwitting piece of fruit on a (heavily-reinforced) platform below.
The Smash-o-Tine is playful, but also represents to serious engineering challenges: the safe management of an enormous amount of energy, and a tight timeline--next week is our final meeting.
Will fruit be smashed?