Whimsy toy

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Project by RichardH posted 04-09-2011 05:57 AM 2142 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a fun little lathe made top that can hold a pencil. As you can see, it reminds me of the old spirograph toys.

My kids seem to like it and as you can see, it creates all sorts of weird doodles.


-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#1 posted 04-09-2011 06:58 AM

That’s a cool idea for kids on a rainy day ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-09-2011 01:13 PM

Nice idea I can think of some granchildren who would like these

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 04-09-2011 01:18 PM

I have a couple of nephews that would love this.
Maybe they’ll stop doodling on the walls.
Thanks for sharing this.

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 03:10 PM

Great idea. Thanks for sharing

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 03:42 PM

Thanks everyone – one funny note is that I made another one and keep it at work…People drop by and can’t help but mess with it while they visit. The Big children are having fun with it too!

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#6 posted 04-12-2011 03:05 AM

Cool toy, everyone loves a toy no matter how old they are.


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

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