It was a time for another project of a whimsical nature, not good for anything except maybe amusement. After considerable thought a scatter gather machine was chosen. In a way it sort of reflects my own personality. It has gears and a crank, things that I really like, and besides that it is quite "eccentric".
As is normal for scratch built ideas it required some pattern work, castings, and machining.
Here is a video of it in action. It cycles every 4 turns of the crank.