Another Nail Balancing Puzzle

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Project by PaBull posted 12-04-2012 02:07 AM 2871 views 16 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed some Christmas presents, so I check on LJ for ideas and found some of you guys with great looking nail balancing puzzles (thanks you guys!!!). My daughter brought home a long time ago, an old Windsor chair not worth the repair it would take to get it back to a dining table. I could not throw away the parts, so I have used them for several projects and here is another. Recycling is good.

The object is to balance the 9 loose nails on top of the one nail in the center.

Note that I used an odd number of loose nails to balance, this makes it a lot easier ta balance, specially when YOU have to show off.

The pictures:
1. The Final finished Nail Balancing Puzzle
2. The four puzzles I made for Christmas (with one with the solution)
3. I used a stain to match the fresh cut and lacquer and shellac to finish the puzzle
4. From 1 leg I was able to make 2 different shaped puzzles
5. Here the chair leg before and after.

I hope this gets you inspired for Christmas projects.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 02:40 AM

great use of old chair parts

-- Joel

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 02:42 AM

Thanks Jap, you nailed it.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 01:02 PM

Great use of those legs. I got one in the shop right now that doesnt even know its gonna be a present by lunch ime. Nice job and great little presents.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 03:58 PM

Jay, thats funny!
Thanks for sharing this.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 12:10 AM

Great idea, I was planning on turning one of these on my lathe. I have a couple old chairs i could use instead. thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 01:54 AM

thanks for sharing , merry nail miss

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#7 posted 12-05-2012 08:55 PM

Any time Dooordude!


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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