The Old Marble Bag

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 10-22-2019 02:07 PM 750 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a child we played Marbles . Yes a game with two sizes of marbles, the smaller and a larger that was
called the shooter. You would use the shooter to knock your opponents smaller marble beyond a drawn
circle. You would take his marble . The prize marbles back then was a cat eye marble . None here
I must have lost them all .

This piece of wet Madrone turned, bleached and micro wave dried took me back to my childhood

Thanks for the look

C and C always welcome

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 10-22-2019 02:22 PM

now thats pretty cool ron.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 10-22-2019 03:27 PM

The asymmetical shape is striking.

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#3 posted 10-22-2019 03:42 PM

That is very cool and realistic as well.
I ‘lost my marbles’ many times playing as a child. It was a recess favorite.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-22-2019 04:06 PM

Cool marble sack, Ron! I like the texture. Do you get that from drying?


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Ronald G Campbell

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#5 posted 10-22-2019 04:25 PM

Yes all the texture happens in the microwave . You have to use caution when drying . Just had a couple split
Having some fun .
Thanks Jim

Cool marble sack, Ron! I like the texture. Do you get that from drying?


- Jim Jakosh

-- Ron Campbell

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#6 posted 10-22-2019 04:41 PM

Great project and I also appreciate the photography work.

-- Seeing is believing.

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#7 posted 10-22-2019 04:45 PM

Thanks for sharing and bringing back memories of our youth. We liked agate marbles with greater mass than the glass ones – better as shooters and harder to knock out of the circle.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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#8 posted 10-22-2019 09:20 PM

I’m like how did you do that! That is very cool.

-- Petey

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#9 posted 10-23-2019 05:10 AM

Thats “Cool” Ron.
Brings back memories.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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