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Clothes Drying Swing   (+1)  [vote for, against]
Fun and Practical

Garden swings are fun, but could also be of practical assistance.

The frame of the clothes drying swing has a t-bar frame, with a large cylindrical upright standing 2m tall and a 3 metre long cross bar.

The upright is racheted so that it rotates in one direction only.

The normal chained swing is hung from one end of the t-bar cross member and your clothes are neatly pegged along the other side of this bar.

As the user swings forward, the swing starts to rotate about the cylindrical upright - the rachet is in place to ensure that the backswing doesn't create a reverse rotation.

The harder the swinger, the dryer the clothes. There, bet you weren't expecting that signoff.
-- jonthegeologist, Mar 24 2004

Due credit to [skinflaps] who got me thinking... http://www.halfbake...ing_20pivot_20swing
[jonthegeologist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Ha ! this would be great for aerial visibility of semaphore.
-- skinflaps, Mar 24 2004

Wouldn't the effort of having to turn the dryer take a lot of the pleasure out of the effortless gliding of the swing?
-- kropotkin, Mar 24 2004

just keep the upright well oiled and you'll sail round with minumum of effort. Peg your clothes properly and you may even be wind assisted.
-- jonthegeologist, Mar 24 2004

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