Home built trailer hand-crank carousel?

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Home built trailer hand-crank carousel?

Postby Alfred » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:39 pm

Hey gang!

So this is a crazy idea. Stumbled on a few pictures/videos of small vintage HAND CRANKED (in one model bicycle powered) carousels. Saw one on the back of a wooden horse drawn carriage, but couldn't get it to link.

Wondering how much a challenge it would be to build a small version that would mount on a utility trailer? This would go over big in hippy artsy Asheville, if I could build it simple, with adequate safety.

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This link I believe is a manufacturer
http://www.dentzel.com/villagecarousels/

Here's a vintage mechanism, would need to be smaller.
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Here's videos of hand-cranked Carousels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG5rgpIqZJ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsVkC7TMpSk

I'm thinking something simple, would need gear and shaft, canopy, maybe 4-6 swings or seats?

Crazy idea for Saturday thoughts.

AL :thinking:
4 minute video of our build - A 5x8 Camper for a family of 5 - http://youtu.be/CYGTlkfpIhY
How we built a 5x8 camper for a family of 5, using a utility trailer with an incorporated bunk bed for the kids.
From plain trailer to campground!

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Also - More pictures here: http://flic.kr/ps/225piC
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Re: Home built trailer hand-crank carousel?

Postby D.J. » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:44 pm

Those aren't nearly as energetic as the third world carnival rides.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FjddxnLMmY
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Re: Home built trailer hand-crank carousel?

Postby Alfred » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:06 pm

Here's something like I had in mind. Except, hand powered instead of motorized,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aulCfFr6T80
4 minute video of our build - A 5x8 Camper for a family of 5 - http://youtu.be/CYGTlkfpIhY
How we built a 5x8 camper for a family of 5, using a utility trailer with an incorporated bunk bed for the kids.
From plain trailer to campground!

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Also - More pictures here: http://flic.kr/ps/225piC
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