Molly's Ball Flotation Station

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Project by oldoak posted 08-04-2010 04:48 AM 1825 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My granddaughter went to the Evansville Children’s Museum last week and saw something she just had to have.

It’s a simple project made from:

1 X 10 X 8 pine

1 X 6 X 8 pine

2” X 4’ PVC pipe

4 – 2” PVC Tees

1 reused squirel cage fan

The finish is white paint as a base yet to be decorated by paint and stickers by the grand kids.

Balls float above the tubes and can be stacked two high. The grand kids like to knock the balls across the room.

An added benifit is that it circulates the air better than a ceiling fan.

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 05:37 AM

Clever, educational and a lot of fun.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 06:53 AM

Cool!! Nice job. The kids love it don’t they ;-)) How big is the motor on the fan?

-- 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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#3 posted 08-04-2010 07:39 AM

Kids must Love it.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 08-04-2010 12:54 PM

It’s 1/17 HP fan motor. I intend to make another bigger version using an old squirel cage fan from a forced air furnance. The HVAC guys can come up with them free to cheap.

Thanks for looking and your comments.

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 03:02 AM

hahaha that is fantastic. I love it

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 03:19 PM

What a toy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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