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Project by Cedrus posted 02-27-2010 05:58 PM 5357 views 61 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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:

http://www.foreststreetdesigns.com/Forest_Street_Designs_First_Toy/Marble_Chest_Plan.html

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





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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 02-27-2010 06:11 PM

Fun, fun, fun!!! love it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 06:12 PM

I like all the marble’s machines

Your project is beautiful

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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jayjay

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 06:20 PM

That is so cool. ALOT of thought had to go into that.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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yarydoc

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 06:25 PM

Wow this is amazing. Is there a video of it in action. How much time do you have in making it?

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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norwood

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 07:16 PM

cool

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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woodworm

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 07:31 PM

Way too cool project. I wish I may be able to see it in action, on video, perhaps.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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clieb91

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#7 posted 02-27-2010 07:43 PM

Awesome. Very cool project. I have been toying with the idea of makinga few simple marble machines. This one is one to strive for.

CtL

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

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rwyoung

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#8 posted 02-27-2010 07:44 PM

On the to-do list! But might have to wait a few years for my nephew to be a little older. Don’t want him swallowing the marbles…

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 02-27-2010 07:58 PM

amazing skill, patience, detail, beauty, and fascination :)
Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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DaddyT

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#10 posted 02-27-2010 10:03 PM

O My GOD!! You must have infinite patience…..and you got great skills

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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littlecope

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#11 posted 02-27-2010 11:42 PM

Yikes!! That is insane and inspired at the same time!!
Fantastic Job on this and all of your Work, Cedrus!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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webwood

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#12 posted 02-27-2010 11:53 PM

thats wild!!!

-- -erik & christy-

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Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 02-28-2010 01:01 AM

Sweetness!!! Looks like a lot of Fun!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Jeison

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#14 posted 02-28-2010 01:03 AM

sweet motherless everloving crud thats awesome beyond words :D

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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mtnwild

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#15 posted 02-28-2010 01:46 AM

Controlled insanity. Very cool! Glad you have a productive outlet for that imagination…...............

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

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