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Wooden Marble Machine
« on: January 19, 2023, 08:53:10 am »
Son and I built this over 10-12 hours from 678 laser cut parts punched out from plywood sheets.  Tedious process, but worth it in the end.  This machine uses batteries and a motor to power it, but my end goal is to power it from my Jensen 51 Replica's ample DC power output.  Fun project, but be prepared for sore thumbs and a lot of coffee!

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Re: Wooden Marble Machine
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 09:54:16 am »
Can't see it, video labeled private.
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Re: Wooden Marble Machine
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 10:51:05 am »
Sorry...had wrong button checked in YouTube...should work now
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Re: Wooden Marble Machine
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 11:12:33 am »
Incredible detail & accuracy,  well done men.
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Re: Wooden Marble Machine
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2023, 11:45:21 am »
Thanks for checking the right button, wonderful machine!
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Re: Wooden Marble Machine
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2023, 11:34:49 am »
That sure is a cool kit...
Loads going on there, when it positions itself to transport those marbles.
Thanks for sharing Rog!

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Your video updates have been sorely missed, and it was a true treat getting one served here.
My fingers is firmly crossed, that you swiftly manage to get this kit hooked up to the 51R, so i can get another "fix" from the Temple of Steam.
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Re: Wooden Marble Machine
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2023, 04:20:25 pm »
Thanks Jan...I WILL be posting more videos in the near future. I have been restoring a tired Jensen 50 with the help of Bruce from SPS.  I have been taking photos and videos along the way, so will be posting the entire process soon.  Marble machine was an unexpected pleasure built with my son who was visiting for a week...I would have taken twice as long to build it if not for him!

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Re: Wooden Marble Machine
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2023, 10:09:24 pm »
I just got this kit from my girlfriend for Christmas and had a wonderful time building it up over a few nights! Not powered yet, but it has some super small LEDs and a hand crank that both beg to be hooked to an engine. Where did you find the one you got? It's such a large scale!
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Re: Wooden Marble Machine
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2023, 06:17:49 am »
My marble machine kit was made by company "Wood Trick" and found it on Amazon.  Glad you enjoyed the model you got, they are kind of addictive (third kit for me).  Built two with my grandson and the big marble machine with my son...great bonding time.
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Re: Wooden Marble Machine
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2023, 09:11:52 pm »
A really cool build Roger and son! The video is good too. Running it with your generator will be fun. I may have to find one of those kits.
Good job.

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