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Project by HHJimi posted 03-14-2009 07:13 AM 2419 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Discombobulate” was inspired by a clear plastic toy 3-D maze I had when I was little. It was about 2.5” cubed and used a .125” steel ball. This one uses 1” steel balls and is 7” cubed. There are 4 levels to get through before the ball will fall out. It does not open and does include a trap, which has been coined the “Marvin”.(Thanx Marvin for reminding me to put the trap in!!) Hickory for the cube and red oak for all of the cornerz, with black cherry and deep ebony respectively. My nephew Isaac received this for a belated birthday gift.

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#1 posted 03-14-2009 01:21 PM

Cool, your nephew will like this.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#2 posted 03-14-2009 03:00 PM

Hey, dude. My birthday’s belated too. Don’t I get one? Where did you find the plans or did you design it from scratch? Liked “Discombobulate” and also liked your blog.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#3 posted 03-14-2009 03:02 PM

That’s pretty cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-14-2009 04:41 PM

That’s cool. What kid wouldn’t love to hear those balls banging around trying to find their way out. Is it kind of like giving a drum set to the bad relatives?

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 03-14-2009 05:46 PM

Very nice!

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#6 posted 03-14-2009 06:21 PM

That’s a great game to have. I’m sure your nephew will enjoy it and will probably pass it down to his kids as well.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#7 posted 03-15-2009 09:03 PM

Neat project. Sure it will give hours if unplugged entertainment.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 11-03-2012 02:22 AM

This maze must have taken some time to make. Looks great!


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