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It’s the same as the bolt thru the wood. My main fear was that the marbles would crack but, they did ok. Gonna be lots of fun….
-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill
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#1 posted 10-13-2011 07:38 AM
yep its marblewood you gesst correct … :-)
thank´s for sharing
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#2 posted 10-14-2011 10:41 PM
#3 posted 10-14-2011 11:42 PM
Gary … how did you made the inside corners so there is room enoff for the marbles with a knife or…..
#4 posted 10-15-2011 02:33 AM
Dennis, I used a knife to trim the inside before I boiled it. Then, after the marbles were in, I used sand paper to clean up the insides. I didn’t show the finished product. I sanded the whole thing and gave it shape. It’s down at the hardware store now.
#5 posted 10-15-2011 04:27 AM
Thank´s Gary I thought it was something like that I still remember how I cut a rectangle lamp with a knife as boyscout but instead ofhaving a candle inside we cut a ball ( that cuoldn´t get out ) out of the same piece of wood so when carving the lamp you also formed the ball a nice little winther job for a knife :-)
#6 posted 10-15-2011 04:37 AM
About 3 decades ago I used to carve balls in a cage and chains. It was fun then. Never carved a lamp….
#7 posted 10-15-2011 05:39 AM
I think the lamp and cage is the same more or less just different names for it :-)
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#8 posted 11-07-2011 01:39 AM
Been wondering how I should display my old marbles.
-- It's just cutting, sanding, glueing & finishing!
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#9 posted 11-07-2011 01:55 AM
My wife says I lost my marbles years ago so I can’t make one like that!
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!
#10 posted 11-07-2011 06:33 AM
Oh man, Dallas…that’s cold. Need me to send you a few??
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