Fescue is an elegantly simple wooden kinetic sculpture that has been carefully balanced. It rests in a static state, but when given a push, it spins and tumbles in a seemingly random and chaotic motion until it again reaches equilibrium and comes to rest. With its low part count and straightforward design, Fescue is the perfect weekend project.


Triple Compound Pendulum

Fescue’s meticulously placed pivots and weights give the sculpture both its resting form as well as its dynamic characteristics. Its three wooden blades are pendulums, each hung from a pivot stemming from the next blade. Without influence, Fescue balances perfectly in place. But with a gentle spin, it springs to life. With different masses and different periods of rotation, each blade influences the others as they sway and gyrate back to equilibrium.

Alternate Orientation

By moving a single part, Fescue’s personality changes. It’s gentle, sweeping gesture transforms into an upright, more aggressive stance.


Size 20.1" h x 10.5" w x 3.4" d

Motion Hand Powered

Run Time
30 - 40 seconds

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Fescue Sample Plans  

Fescue Sample DXF  

The sample plans are a snippet of the purchased version. They contain a list of the tools needed, specifications for all required hardware, as well as samples of the wood patterns and assembly instructions.

The sample DXF file can be used to test CAM software compatibility. For builders with CNC machines, the purchased version of the plans contains DXF files for all wood patterns.
  Fescue Woodworking Plans

Woodworking plans are delivered digitally via email.
Plans are sold securely through PayPal and are delivered through Payloadz.

Plywood parts can be cut manually with printable patterns in PDF format, or they can be cut with a CNC machine using the included DXF files.

Plans contain two PDF document sizes:
• 8.5" x 11" paper for instructions and small patterns
• 11" x 17" paper for large patterns


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