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Project by FordMike posted 1212 days ago 1298 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a torturous 2 months, I broke my wrist two months ago and my wife has banned me from the shop until now. Still have to be carefull, very little feeling in my left hand, but I can move the fingers, and manipulate small things, The deal I made was I wouldn’t use the heavy equiptment, lathe’s or routers, but if I was carefull I got a pass. The project is a prototype of a marble maze, the angles are progressively steeper, the lenghts are longer, the angles of deflection are all different, I learned a lot, especially how smooth the finish is and what type of finish, makes a lot of diiference, hard lacquer, is better, than either varnish or poly urethane, also the stiffness of the runs determines the spped of the marble. If the runs are very smooth and the finish very hard, it takes very little angle to run the marble. But over all it was a success and on my desk everybody that walks by has to stop and roll a marble or too down. It’s fun to see peoples reaction to something so simple and child like. Anyway comments are welcome, Love to all my friejnds. FordMike PS It’s approximately 22” tall and 14” wide, the gutters are made from 3/8” by 1/16” thick Walnut.





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AttainableApex

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#1 posted 1212 days ago

1/16th of an inch, really?

-- Ben L

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vipond33

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#2 posted 1092 days ago

I just love the overall shape and the curve on the uprights, it all makes me smile. thanks

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#3 posted 1092 days ago

very nice and welcome back to the shop life

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