Fidget Spinners for Scouts

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Project by InventorFisher posted 05-25-2017 05:57 PM 1820 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Cub Scouts made wooden fidget spinners using recycled bench wood (purple heart, I think) and maple (an old baby crib). We degreased roller skate bearings, drilled holes in wood planks, did a little shaping, then inserted 5/8” steel ball bearings into the holes that aren’t occupied by the degreased bearings. I had their undivided attention for the entire meeting.

-- Inventor Fisher

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#1 posted 05-26-2017 12:48 AM

How old are Cub Scouts?

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#2 posted 05-26-2017 12:31 PM

Cub Scouts go from 1st grade to 5th grade.

Nice job on the spinners.

My youngest got one from Kroger for $7, bearings were stamped ABEC-9, I cannot get ABEC-7 bearings for less than $20 each. The Chinese must use a different ABEC scale.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 05-28-2017 12:20 AM

The ages for Cub Scouts are 6-12 years. My Den is full of 9-year olds. I did the wood working and they did the assembly. My 7/8” Forstner bit made the hole for bearings. We used 5/8” solid metal balls for the weights. Apparently, one was confiscated at school, so I know the boys were using them!

-- Inventor Fisher

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#4 posted 10-03-2018 01:30 PM

Kewl project!!!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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