Time Waster Toy

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Project by KnotCurser posted 188 days ago 2556 views 44 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This took me about an hour to find all the parts, cut and assemble.

See if you can guess what the contraption does – the name of the project is a big clue!

Now, click on the video link below and see if you were correct:

Yup! It’s a pretty cool toy that does basically nothing! Nada. Zip. Zilch.

But…...... It’s cool

If anyone really cares, I used cherry for the base and a scrap of hickory for the upper block. Scraps, bits and pieces around the shop for the remainder.


PS: I added Pic 2 to show how the rubber band connects at the base.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 188 days ago

That’s pretty cute!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 188 days ago

I agree – A total waste of time …. But still pretty cool.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 188 days ago

COOL!!! It make me sleepy.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 188 days ago

It really is pretty cute.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 188 days ago

That’s neat. Last year, I gave my niece something nearly identical, except I made a simple fisherman, holding a rod, spinning around. They are fun to watch.

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#6 posted 188 days ago

Love these! Favorited and added to ‘The List’! Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 187 days ago

reminds me of a dog chasing his tail. pretty cool….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#8 posted 187 days ago

Sorry Bob, it does do something. It provides entertainment, a valuable commodity these days.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 187 days ago

Big smile, especially because I watched all 38sec of the youtube video. Its on my list too.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#10 posted 187 days ago

That’s excellent. Ideal for a little father/son project. Thanks for the share.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#11 posted 187 days ago

Slick. I gotta git me one of these. This would be a great craft to use with children. Think I’ll show my grand daughter how to make this. Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#12 posted 187 days ago

very nice

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#13 posted 187 days ago

Classic. Yep, that’s all there is to say about this one, Classic.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#14 posted 187 days ago


This is awesome! Do you have any sort of materials list or plans I could use? This would be a great activity for my scouts to build where I could even sneak in some physics lessons :) Thanks!


-- Henryk, South Carolina

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#15 posted 187 days ago

I’m speechles ! Nice project. DETAILS PLEASE!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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