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Project by DaleMaley posted 11-28-2015 12:13 AM 2186 views 14 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An occupation therapist that works with older children found my marble game on my web site.

She thought that one of these games would be good for the children she works with.

Since it is for a good cause, I’m only charging her a nominal amount to build one.

I decided to beef up my design by adding dowelled joints for strength.

The game is made of red oak, with a golden oak stain.

Hopefully, this game will create many hours of entertainment for the children she works with.

I also made a YouTube video showing this model in action at this link.

If you are interested in the trials & tribulations I experienced on this project, see my woodworking web site.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 11-28-2015 02:49 PM

Very interesting and unique idea. Might try making one. Thanks

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 11-28-2015 04:20 PM

You can download the original Doug North plan here.

I have made about 6 design improvements to Doug’s original plan. You can download a copy of my latest design in Google Sketchup here.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#3 posted 11-28-2015 08:28 PM

I think i just found my nephew’s next birthday present.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 11-28-2015 11:40 PM

This is a great game. Thanks for sharing.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#5 posted 11-29-2015 05:13 AM

Looks like a good little project. Well done.

-- 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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#6 posted 11-29-2015 09:40 AM

Well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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