|Project by DaleMaley||posted 02-14-2016 08:22 PM||685 views||5 times favorited||1 comment|
My wife and I saw an interesting marble game. I decided to build one, but my wife insisted I needed to add a bell to the game.
I designed the game in Google Sketchup. I used the same Wal-mart $6.00 bell that I used on my previous carousel project.
It took me a little while to figure out the right type of router bit, to make a marble track in a curved piece.
I tried to use the flush trim router bit method of making the curved track blanks, but it did not work at all for this. No matter how careful I was, when I hit the end grain on the big curved end of a track, it blew out chunks of wood. If I make some more of these games, I will either scroll saw the curved blank, or try a small 1/4” blade in my Sears 14 inch band-saw.
I printed out a full-scale pattern of the assembly from Sketchup, glued it to a piece of scrap particle board, then assembled the unit on the particle board.
The bell adds a nice touch.
This is poplar wood, which will receive no finish coating.
I put my design into the Sketchup warehouse if you want to use it.
I made a Youtube video showing the marble game in action.
To see my trials & tribulations of building this marble game, see my woodworking web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/