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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Ripley on the new swing

Originally uploaded by grassbyjp2.
Here he is! Sitting in the swing not quite sure what to do. Its an old swing that I renovated. I took it apart and oiled the wood with linseed oil - and let it dry. Then I replaced all the ropes with a new soft cord. Putting together was tricky - but I made a sketch of the way it went together before takng it apart.

Sometime when I push him he seems to move naturally to increase the amplitude of the swing. But he has not yet worked it out. What he does like is when I make a face and stand just near the end of the movement of the swing.

I told him all about Simple Harmonic Motion - but not sure he absorbed it all.

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