Marble Slide

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Project by Blackbear posted 02-18-2015 03:03 PM 2528 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a marble slide for my kids. Its a simple design similar to some others I’ve seen. To make the tray at the bottom I fastened two wedges to the base and used a straight bit on the router table to make the triangular recess. It worked out pretty well. The slides are glued into the groove on the vertical supports. I wanted to through dowel them as well, but there was not enough wood to do so in the slides since there needed to be a cutout for the marble to fall through. My next version would have deeper grooves in the vertical supports so the slides could be a little longer with more wood behind the marble cutout. Wood is hard maple, finish is two coats of Amber Shellac. All in all I’m happy with it and the kids love it, which is the most important part.

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#1 posted 02-18-2015 06:43 PM

That’s the kind of simple toy that once you start playing with it you get mesmerized and just cant stop :-)

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#2 posted 02-18-2015 07:19 PM

Way kewl, it brings back memories, My Gramps made us one when we were kids

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