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Project by Cedrus posted 1508 days ago 5109 views 60 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 1508 days ago

Fun, fun, fun!!! love it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

thats wild!!!

-- -erik & christy-

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Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 1508 days ago

Sweetness!!! Looks like a lot of Fun!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Jei'son

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#14 posted 1508 days ago

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 1508 days ago

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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