Saturday, 10 November 2018
My Wheel is Still a Work in Progress.
I often get emails asking me how my own build is going and when do I expect to finish it. I have corresponded with some writers to discuss these and other points they raised and have tried to answer them as best I can without giving anything away; and that particular point is frequently criticised!
I have claimed during the last couple of years or so, that I know how Bessler’s wheel worked and that I’m building a prototype, but some people complain that I should wait no longer but immediately publish what I know now, in case something should happen to me before the information is released. They also accuse me of being selfish by not sharing this information.
Fine, I admit to being selfish. I do want to be the first since Johann Bessler to demonstrate his wheel by showing a working model. I do want to be acknowledged as the discoverer of his secret. But I also believe that the majority of people researching this subject share the same desire, but even so, I would be content if someone else should succeed before me, either with a working model or a set of instructions showing how it worked. In the end it’s important that this technology is released to the world. And that brings me to my other response to the criticism that the information might be lost if I should depart this life before I had completed my build. I have almost completed a full account of the information required to build Bessler’s wheel and I am currently engaged in making sure that the information is released in the event of my early demise.
I once (or twice!) published the claim that I knew how Bessler’s wheel worked on some forums and got told to publish or shut up. I realised how very irritating it is when people say that and keep the information to themselves. So why am I doing it here and now? It’s part of a response to many people who have emailed me with several questions. It’s also because, as someone pointed out, this is my space.and I can write what I like, but to do so on public spaces not under my jurisdiction is rude, ill-mannered and breaks the rules of etiquette. I don't know if that's true but I'll abide by the advice.
My wheel progresses slowly for several reasons. Family illnesses intrude taking up time I could use building, but my family comes first. I have made some changes in the material I used to make the mechanisms. Initially I always used mild steel strips and they were predrilled with a number of holes not unlike meccano, but the thin strips of the steel I subsequently bought were still too thick, not for the actual mechanism to work but because there are are close to one hundred holes to be drilled and each one was taking too long to drill through and the drill bits were becoming blunt and the holes off centre etc, etc. I subsequently tried using styrene but that was also unsuitable. So I’m back to using aluminium, but initially I could not find any which was both thin enough and narrow enough for my purposes. Finally I found a source, so I shall continue to work on it as and when I can.
You would think that after so many years of building these wheels that I would be highly organised and not suffer from such basic problems, but I had been using the same raw material for many years, cannibalising former builds to save time and expense. When the time came and I was 100 per cent positive that I had the correct design on paper I thought it right to use new untainted material for my final prototype!
One more thing which is a follow-up to my previous blog, someone emailed me about how to proceed when a wheel is found to work and they suggested using monetised YouTube and pointing me towards some information about potential income. It was suggested that the successful wheel-maker could place a video of his wheel and earn a fortune. But I think that those days when some people were earning more than 10 million dollars are over because regulation has been tightened up and the big advertisers who used to place ads are stopping because their ads sometimes appeared along side videos.they felt were unsuitable for their image. I guess the time to look into that is when you have a working model - and a video of it.
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