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This balance toy is very simple to build and quite fun to play. While having guests over try it at the beginning of the evening and again later. Good for a laugh. It is best played on the floor as the blocks can dent furniture when they come tumbling down. Enjoy. The base is simply a storage area for the pegs.





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 498 days ago

NEAT! Looks like it could be good family fun when the kids come over. Thanks for sharing.

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 498 days ago

Very nice! Great idea! Well built, looks cool!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Roger

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#3 posted 498 days ago

Very interesting. How is this played? Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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exterminate

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#4 posted 498 days ago

Too cool. I love it!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#5 posted 497 days ago

Very cool tool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 497 days ago

Wow, a toy that you don’t have to plug in or even put in batteries. Now that is a unique concept :). I like it, nice build.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Viktor

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#7 posted 497 days ago

Nice.
BTW, by making that small wooden pin between the string and the disc longer or shorter you will cause the whole thing to be more or less stable respectively (easier or harder to ballance). This way you could customize the toy for the target users (adults or little kids). You could even make the pin adjustable.

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Patricelejeune

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#8 posted 497 days ago

looks like fun!

-- Patrice lejeune

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oakwood

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#9 posted 497 days ago

Thank you for the advice Viktor. I will keep it in mind should I make another one. Roger the object of the game is simply to see how many pegs you can get on the platform. No rules no instructions, simple fun and also challenging.

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Andrew R.

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#10 posted 497 days ago

Great idea. My family would love having one of these. So into the “Favorites” it goes.

-- Andrew, Bellingham, WA

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DaveTPilot

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#11 posted 497 days ago

I love it! Thank you for sharing. My son’s 5th birhtday is this Sunday…St. Patty’s Day :) I am going to try to build one of these with my older son by his birthday. Not much time so I will need to be quick about it. Can you give us more details about size and construction?

Height = ?
Base = ?x?
Disc diameter = ?

I can figure out the rest, I think. Thanks again!

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 493 days ago

Like it. Fun and educational kind of toy, teaches kids. Quite simple but really challenging. Awesome idea!

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#13 posted 491 days ago

Project list… Plus one.

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mbmattvt

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#14 posted 489 days ago

Very cool!

What are dimensions? Are there plans anywhere? Instructions for play? Video?

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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