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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 1675 days ago 6866 reads 11 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

Thank you so much for all your comments on my ornament post. I am convinced: this is a great community.

When I was a kid, a great toy was nothing more than a stick. And we had to walk ten miles to school in snowstorms. Uphill. Both ways. A cardboard box was a luxury.

But I do remember getting a wood labyrinth one Christmas. It really grabbed my attention and enthralled me for hours. And frustrated me to no end.

So this year I decided to make a labyrinth for my son Wyatt, who is almost 13, and allow him a chance to go mad, just like Dad.

Here’s my version of the wood labyrinth. If anyone has any ideas how to improve this, I’d love to hear them!

If you would like to download the template I designed for the labyrinth, click here.

Steve

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com



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bigike

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#1 posted 1675 days ago

i think that’s perfect i don’t think you have to improve anything it came out real nice just like your other projects there’s no need to fix something that’s not broke.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Hacksaw007

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#2 posted 1675 days ago

Amazing! Well done and thanks a million for sharing your work. I will have to try this out. Where to get the steel balls?

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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Stevinmarin

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#3 posted 1675 days ago

Not sure where to to get the steel balls…I swiped it from one of my son’s games! I’m sure you can use any kind of marble.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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WoodyWoodWrecker

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#4 posted 1675 days ago

If you really want to be creative, make a wooden ball. I’ve seen lots of videos on YouTube showing how to make wooden balls. Nice job of the Labyrinth.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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CaptainSkully

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#5 posted 1675 days ago

Dude! That is so cool. I fondly remember being frustrated by that game as a kid. Nicely done.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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Gary

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#6 posted 1675 days ago

I need to try that. For now, it will need to go on the to-do list. Thanks for the video

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1675 days ago

Fun video interesting project video is well done. One note a cut made the length of a board is a groove not a dado. a groove made across the grain is a dado. Thanks for sharing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Maveric777

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#8 posted 1674 days ago

Going to add this to my list of “Things To Do”. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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richgreer

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#9 posted 1674 days ago

This is a very neat idea and very well done. I’ll have to try this.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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huff

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#10 posted 1674 days ago

Steve, Again, I enjoyed your video. Easy to follow along and a fun project. I’m going to have to try one of those. Thanks.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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TaoWine

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#11 posted 1674 days ago

Nice, very nice. I’m going to attempt this and give it to my new grandson (after I play with it myself) :o) and a BIG thanks for the template and a your awesome video. Take care. David

-- Tao = "The Way". Norris Tennessee

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reggiek

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#12 posted 1674 days ago

I remember my grandfather making something similar that was on a platform with wooden dials that you twisted to make the board tilt. I believe it was called a glockenspiel (SP?).

I enjoyed watching your video although for some reason the sound was not coming through on my computer. I had forgotten how much fun it was to work your way through the maze….(or how frustrating it was to get near the end and drop into one of the holes..LOL). Thank you for sharing this…it will add another interesting project to make or as a nice gift.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 1673 days ago

Nice video Steve. I’ll mark this one! One of the ideas I had to do for grandkids when they quit putting things in their mouths!! You’ve taken all the work out of it :-)) thanks,

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Eric_S

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#14 posted 1673 days ago

Stevin, I found this link for the steel balls.

http://www.kids-scandinavian-shop.com/replacement-steel-balls-for-brio-labyrinth-p-333.html

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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PopsHuckster

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#15 posted 1672 days ago

Did you go the whole way to making a base with the knobs to tilt and move the table?

-- Pop

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