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Dancing Ballerinas for my granddaughter

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Project by johnhutchinson posted 12-18-2014 11:55 PM 1879 views 9 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My granddaughter loves ballerinas, and I love my granddaughter. So …

Four ballerinas jump and spin on a polished cherry dance floor to the accompaniment of Beethoven’s Fur Elise (For Elise). I’m calling this one Fur Maggie.

Piece of cake … sorta.

Happy Holidays !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"





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#1 posted 12-19-2014 12:11 AM

Your Granddaughter will love it, very nice job.

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#2 posted 12-19-2014 12:57 AM

Very cool

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 12-19-2014 01:04 AM

You’re gonna see Magic in her eyes when she gets it.

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#4 posted 12-19-2014 01:08 AM

Great design and build! Your granddaughter is lucky and I’m sure you’ll get the greatest reward when her eyes light up. Merry Christmas.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 12-19-2014 01:52 AM

Now, that is cool… Nothing like a little child to tame the beast in us men.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#6 posted 12-19-2014 03:30 AM

Thanks, guys. A few notes …

I get a kick out of my squeaky clean photos. The truth is that I totally trashed my shop while I was making it.

I’m becoming addicted to coming up with the most complex way possible to turn the handle on simple hand-cranked musical movements. I get them from Kikkerland, and If I Only Had A Brain is next on the list.
You can check them out here … http://www.kikkerland.com/products/hand-crank-music-boxes/
Hit the “Select Version” button for the list of tunes.

Can anyone guess how Dancing Ballerinas works … in 25 words or less?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#7 posted 12-19-2014 03:31 AM

Way to go grandpa! I’m sure she will be doing back flips when she sees it ;-)

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

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#8 posted 12-19-2014 03:32 AM

Very nice John

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 12-19-2014 05:40 AM

John your granddaughter will treasure this and pass it to her daughter. A heirloom in the making! ... do you have any video of the ballerinas in action?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#10 posted 12-19-2014 08:47 AM

Lots of nice gift grandchildren, you’re a good man … A lot of nice work,

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#11 posted 12-19-2014 02:03 PM

So cool John, one lucky granddaughter.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#12 posted 12-19-2014 03:13 PM

There’s no reward in doing anything simply. :) I do stuff the hard way every day. As my mother used to say, “your head will never save your heels.”
Great project John.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#13 posted 12-19-2014 03:42 PM

Turn the crank, music plays, ballerinas spin and go up and down.

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#14 posted 12-19-2014 03:45 PM

Very cool John,they will love it.

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#15 posted 12-19-2014 04:26 PM



John your granddaughter will treasure this and pass it to her daughter. A heirloom in the making! ... do you have any video of the ballerinas in action?

- exelectrician

I’m making a video tomorrow, 122014. I’ll post it when it’s done.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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