The 10 cent labyrinth challenge

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 02-26-2011 02:28 AM 7491 reads 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This maze will drive people nuts! I built this project based on a plan in a book called Zany Wooden Toys That Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly. I was thrilled when the author, Bob Glisdorf granted me permission to make a video using one of his designs. Check out the book. It’s really cool.

Read more about this project and Bob's book here.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 02:59 AM

An interesting video, entertaining and informative as always, thank you for creating and posting these!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 03:27 AM

nicely done. even with the plan, I suspect I’d have just as much trouble getting the dime through… my little one however, solved your cube puzzle in under a minute, and needs more of a challenge. Thanks!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 02-26-2011 03:47 AM

Even before watching the video I’ve ordered the book.

And ouch: I’m impressed with the strength of that drill bit…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 03:57 AM

That lools like a fun project!

Do you have a “Sawstop” saw???

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#5 posted 02-26-2011 04:00 AM

gata make one. thanks Steve

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 02-26-2011 04:02 AM

@gpastor: Don’t get me started on Sawstop man! Haha… well, I like to live on the edge….oooh….

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#7 posted 02-26-2011 04:47 AM

Of course they will give you permision to sell books ;-)) I got one, looks like there might be some more good idea to keep kids busy. Another good vid, congrats. keep em comin!! This is almost like waiting for Disneyland on Sunday night. What next?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-26-2011 05:03 AM


Can we get the ISBN # for the book?


-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - -

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#9 posted 02-26-2011 05:28 AM

Steve, I couldn’t help but notice, as I watched the SNL “Behind the scenes” episode that aired last weekend, how much you and Steve Martin seem like peas in a pod.. What cracks me up is your screen name is one letter off from his name.

So my question is.. is this intentional and I just haven’t picked up on this yet?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#10 posted 02-26-2011 04:54 PM

Zany Wooden Toys That Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly
Bob Gilsdorf,
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
ISBN: 1565233948 DDC: 745.592 Edition: Paperback; 2009-10-01

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#11 posted 02-26-2011 05:26 PM

Done it again Steve. Nice one

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#12 posted 02-26-2011 07:50 PM

From what I can tell, it looks like you have about 50 cents locked up in that toy! Maybe if you keep shoving dimes in, one will eventually come out ;) Another great video and a fun project.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 02-27-2011 11:47 PM

Nope, you have to spin it round and round to solve it ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 02-28-2011 08:53 AM

Very neat little project. I may have to try something like this. Thanks for another great video Steve!

-- Matt -

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#15 posted 03-01-2011 05:48 AM

Great project Steve!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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