Decided to post this little update just to draw a line under the last blog which was getting longer and longer and looooooooooonnnnnnnnggggggeeerr.......But I love lots of comments so keep them coming!
I think some people will think I’m depressed or dejected after wubbly's sim showed me my design would fail, but far from it. No matter how confident of success a design may seem, in ones own mind, there is always the possibility that it will fail. You can’t build prototypes for 50 years and not meet failure on an almost weekly basis, and get used to it. I was always good at acrostic crosswords and the harder the better, it’s no fun if it’s too easy and I think that underlies the attraction in trying to find the solution to Bessler’s wheel.
Although I have a clear idea in my mind and on paper, of the direction my build should go, I have been co opted, (is that the right word?) by my wise and wonderful better half, to remove a thirty year old fitted wardrobe and repair and repaint the wall prior to assembling a new wardrobe to take its place. She has a list of small jobs (she said, “it’ll only take a day or two to get these done!”) to finish before I can return to my wheel. The onus is on me to hurry it up.
My design was perhaps more complex than it needed to be so I’m keeping that in mind as I build the new wardrobe, and my mind is awhirl with new ideas as I work.
I should thank wubbly twice over, because not only did his sim reveal my error, but it gave me fresh impetus to solve this long standing puzzle. Pun?
For several years I have believed that Bessler’s logo, often used as his signature, held a simple rough copy of the design within his wheels. You can see it at the top of this page.