|Project by Cedrus||posted 02-27-2010 05:58 PM||5840 views||63 times favorited||35 comments|
Trembling with anticipated delight (or is it fear?) fingers fumble with the latch.
I wish I could take credit for the design but then I would be admitting to total insanity! This certainly was a skill builder to say the least, however when the marbles are in action it is quite impossible to wipe the smile off of the face of anyone watching. The description and some in action shots can be found at:
Made from maple, wenge, blood wood, etc. you know every scrap I could make work! In the plan the curved tracks were supposed to be cut separately – Nightmare! So I cut the sides off the track in one piece and sanded the inside portion down to the correct thickness and then glues the sides back on for a good fit.
The chest closes and latches for easy transport. The marbles all end up in the bottom drawer once they’ve completed their little journey of craziness.
A must read from an author who best describes these devices! http://www.womenfolk.com/anne/box.htm
-- Cedrus of British Columbia