Mar. 13th, 2010

zwol: ((mad) science)

Over a year ago I made these little dishes.

The idea was always that they would be put together into a fountain, somehow; that's why the little notches in the sides, and the holes in the bottoms of a couple of them. Well, with one thing and another, I never got around to buying a water pump or constructing any sort of structure to hold them all together, until today.

Yes, those are Tinkertoys™. And twist ties to hold the water hose in the right position. Obviously this would not be the permanent framework of the fountain, but it should do for testing, no? I was quite proud of having made it all fit together ... and then I turned it on. Turns out you can't just cut a divot in the edge of a dish and expect water to pour smoothly out. It stuck to the outsides of the dishes, it splashed, it went everywhere except back into the bottom dish. Also: unfinished wood swells when wet. I had to use pliers to get the thing disassembled again.

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