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Project by colbynorwood posted 03-24-2009 02:20 PM 3580 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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these are very simple and quick to make, makes a great little trinket to play with, yes even and adult, i was told that i should market them as the ADD solver lol, but there not my idea, ill give the link below on how they are made, but think about it before you look, how would you get a steel ball into a wooden cube so that it cant come out, the cube can not be cut in half

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bruce.viney/gallery%20page%202.html

on the bottom of the website, its on page 2, you will see the picture and if you click on “the secret” a link will open explaining

i made mine 3/4 in square with a .395 ball so i drilled .375 a 3/8 drill, i only did that cause im a machinist and we happened to have those ball bearing around the shop, i tryed making a couple that were 1/2 in cube but that is a lot harder because of the thinner wall, i was going to trim them down after but they look fine big, i started about 20 and ended up with about 15, MAKE SURE YOU WAIT AT LEAST 3 DAYS, i tryed 4 at 2 days and one worked, broke the other 3, then i waited till the wood sunk in the water, it was 4 days. i dont know what kind of wood that i used, you tell me? it was a bowl blank that was pretty soft, its the same wood that i used for the lids on my dovetail sliding boxes im going to add after this

still not sure on the wood, i dont even know if i would remember if someone said what it was, but thanks

-- Colby Norwood- learn how to measure, measure once, cut once





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 03-24-2009 05:11 PM

most unique it looks like purple heart.

Jim

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colbynorwood

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#2 posted 03-24-2009 05:46 PM

it not purple heart, its more of a redish, i work with purple heart all the time for small stuff, this is something else

-- Colby Norwood- learn how to measure, measure once, cut once

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Colin

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#3 posted 03-24-2009 07:27 PM

Brilliant, i like the idea, I shall try this tomorrow

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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colbynorwood

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#4 posted 03-24-2009 08:56 PM

remember it wasnt my idea, im just coping someone who copied someone lol

and make sure to make some extra and let them soak for a long while, the longer, the better

-- Colby Norwood- learn how to measure, measure once, cut once

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#5 posted 03-25-2009 12:29 PM

Maybe pink ivory or red heart?

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#6 posted 04-29-2009 07:06 AM

Nice job

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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