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Amazing Marble Machine Pattern Pack - DOWNLOAD

Patterns and Instructions for 30"-tall marble roller

Author - Richard Browne
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This incredible 30"-tall marble tower will delight and astonish your family and friends. Detailed step-by-step instructions and patterns will help you build ramps, chutes, a spiral staircase, and a dumping bucket using just a few standard tools and materials. The finished machine runs for nearly six minutes as oversized marbles clatter and swoop down the tower.

Making a Marble Machine

Cut simple pieces to create complex tracks and then watch marbles run for almost 6 minutes

The machine is built of simple shapes, but it has a number of small moving parts. You will need to work slowly and cut the wood pieces carefully—accuracy is important, especially in the top unit. For most of the straight cuts, I use a table saw with a thin-kerf blade, but it is possible to use a scroll saw or band saw to cut the small or intricate parts. I suggest cutting outside the lines and sanding up to them for a perfect fit. If a part is a simple square or rectangle, its dimensions are listed in the parts list. I have provided measured drawings to position holes and tracks. Full-size patterns are provided for irregularly shaped pieces.

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Author Richard Browne
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Richard Brownes a 78-year-old retired engineer who lives with his wife of 49 years, Nancy, in Xenia, Ohio. Richard's grandfather, a master carpenter, taught him how to use woodworking tools as soon as he was old enough to hold them. Richard now spends his time in his own shop creating mechanical marvels.