Balancing toys for Grandson and Granddaughter

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Project by grace123 posted 12-22-2012 07:59 PM 1527 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are balancing/stacking toys I made for a grandson and granddaughter for Christmas. If you have been watching the projects posted on Lumberjocks lately, you will recognize this toy from a post by jbschutz. My thanks to jbschutz for kindly sharing his pattern for the balancing guys. I made the balancing guys and painted them. I think look like Meeples from the board game, Carcassone, and that is the name that stuck for them at our house. I made a pair of boxes to keep the “Meeples” in with box joints. When the Meeples are stacked in their boxes, I think they look like the ancient Chinese Terracotta Warriors. Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

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#1 posted 12-22-2012 08:17 PM

Fun project really well done.

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#2 posted 12-22-2012 08:59 PM

What kind of paint did you use?

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#3 posted 12-22-2012 09:06 PM

For painting these guys, I used spray paint, high gloss, two light coats.

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#4 posted 12-22-2012 09:55 PM

Fun project. Should keep everyone busy.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-22-2012 10:31 PM

I cut out several of those a few months back. Not as nice as yours and never painted. Poor guys don’t live in a box either.

Good job, and thanks for the inspiration.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 08:13 PM

Very nicely done. Your project brings back memories of my older brother getting a set similar to these back in 1945 for Christmas. I really wanted to get my hands on those, but never did.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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