Lost my marbles

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Project by David Burke posted 01-21-2010 07:58 PM 1959 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just having some fun playing with marbles. Was a bit of a challenge for the beginner but I think it came out ok. Trying to keep everything in its place. Used liquid plastic to hold marbles in place. It was a fun project.

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 08:38 PM

Definitely different… overall a good fun project.

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 08:40 PM

Nice lookin table. cool idea. Give some details of it.

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 09:14 PM

oh I like it !!
very creative

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 09:49 PM

awesome! I thought it was a quilt in the small picture before I clicked on it :)

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 11:21 PM

thats cool!

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#6 posted 01-22-2010 02:40 AM

Pleas do tell about the liquid plastic you used. I’m searching for a reasonably priced plastic or casting resin for a project I have in mind.


OH, nice table btw. : )

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#7 posted 01-22-2010 05:17 AM

I used Envirotex lite mixes 50/50 just follow instruction to the letter or you will be sanding the first coat off and starting over. If porous wood use lite coat first with fine brush to help with air bubbles don’t over heat if you need extra help with bubbles as it will only cause more air to leave wood and you will be sanding the second coat off and starting over. :) It comes with pretty good instructions so just follow and you’ll do fine.

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#8 posted 01-22-2010 05:29 AM

This was a bit of a challenge as I thought marbles would all be the same size, their not I had to measure them all to find enough the same size for all squares, 20 bags of marbles later I had enough. The cross pieces are one piece just routed to make the squares. Moved marbles around several times to find the right pattern. Marbles are around .430 so made my wood 1/2 inch. first pour was just to hold marbles in place, second pour was for the whole table top which I then sanded and gave it a final poly coat.

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#9 posted 01-22-2010 04:33 PM

Neat idea for a table. Certainly a useful conversation piece.


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#10 posted 05-07-2010 03:40 PM

Very colorful and fun!

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#11 posted 10-22-2012 05:38 PM

Now That’s interesting.

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