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Project by HHJimi posted 1992 days ago 1969 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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Mike

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#1 posted 1992 days ago

Cool, your nephew will like this.

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

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bamasawduster

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#2 posted 1992 days ago

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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GaryK

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#3 posted 1992 days ago

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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mtnwild

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#4 posted 1992 days ago

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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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 1992 days ago

Very nice!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Betsy

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#6 posted 1992 days ago

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.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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clieb91

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#7 posted 1990 days ago

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

CtL

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

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mja979

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#8 posted 662 days ago

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

-- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787761497/the-hybrid-3d-lunatic-and-other-maze-puzzles

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