Marble Display

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Project by wooded posted 594 days ago 719 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was completed before joining LJs, but wanted to put it out there. These are large marbles and the case is about 13” tall. It is red oak and the glass is typical picture glass. The glass slides into saw kerfts. The project was as much an experiment as anything since I didn’t know for sure if the idea of placing each marble into a dimple would actually work. As you can see, it did work. The dimples are 3/8” twist drill starts. Before placing the front glass into the stand, the marbles are placed in each level one for each dimple. When the stand is placed upright each marble finds it’s own dimple almost with no coaxing! Ths was fun stuff so thought I’d share it. Thanks for looking…...........;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#1 posted 594 days ago

Cool rack and collection

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 594 days ago

Neat ! Hope you live in a tectonically inactive area !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#3 posted 594 days ago

Nice. My in-laws are wanting a similar rack for displaying gold balls. I’ll be looking at your design.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#4 posted 593 days ago

My grandma has collected a ton of antique marbles from cotton fields in the south over the years. This would be perfect for her. They’re just sitting in a jar in a drawer right now. Great idea.

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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