Marble machine

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Project by tim0001 posted 07-11-2021 09:05 PM 1173 views 6 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project took about 120 hrs. Primary woods are cherry, Sapele, maple, purple heart, oak, walnut,, and some #### stupid spell checker changes the name. You can figure it out. COCABOLO. THERE! This is a forest street designs plan, although I made changes. Still making a stand. This stands about 4 feet tall and 18 inches deep. I had to make a marble Guage to check diameter so they would not stick in the acrylic tubing. Marbles vary a lot. About 20% were over size. After some adjustments the machine works great. Marbles alternate between sides by the mechanism under the bell on top tray. I think the grand kids will have fun with it. Thanks for looking

-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov

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#1 posted 07-11-2021 09:16 PM

That is a super build, I understand why the 120 hours. I can see it took a lot of patience and perseverance not to mention the skilled workmanship, but man did it pay off big. Awesome build, congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 07-11-2021 10:35 PM

Very nice work. Lots of labor.

-- Ron

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#3 posted 07-11-2021 10:58 PM

That is great. very nice.

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#4 posted 07-11-2021 11:13 PM

That looks beautiful, great build.

Can you possibly put a video up. So we can see it in action. Thanks for sharing.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 07-11-2021 11:52 PM

very cool.

-- 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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#6 posted 07-12-2021 12:42 AM

i would simply love to see this crazy looking thing in action looks like it would be very interesting to watch

GREAT JOB :<))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 07-12-2021 12:48 AM

yeah can you post a vid on you tube maybe ?

-- 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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#8 posted 07-12-2021 01:21 AM

Mad man on board!

Crazy cool…Looks good too…Well done…Interesting as all get out…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 07-12-2021 01:34 AM

Nicely done, and would be a ball to play with.

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#10 posted 07-12-2021 01:40 AM

Awesome machine.

-- 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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#11 posted 07-12-2021 01:41 AM

That is really amazing. I bet that’s awesome to see work.

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#12 posted 07-12-2021 02:10 AM

I would love to have made one of those. Great job!

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#13 posted 07-12-2021 02:30 AM

That looks awesome. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 07-12-2021 03:51 AM

I showed this wife, who gasped, and agreed with me that it’s spectacular and we’d love to see a video!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#15 posted 07-12-2021 06:08 AM

Now that’s an amazing work of art by one clever patience craftsman.
Top marks sir!

Is their a video of it in operation please?

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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