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Rolling Ball Clocks #2

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.." -- Greg Anderson

More Rolling Ball Clocks.
80% scale models

My original idea for building a Rolling Ball Clock was to make use of the old Bingo Balls from our Wednesday Bingo at Goodman Community Center. These balls are 7/8" in diameter. After about a year in use, the numbers on these balls become unreadable and we order a new set. The balls are still fine and it's a shame to just throw them out so I thought this would be a nice use for them.

Now that I've built one clock (we'll call it full-sized) I feel comfortable adjusting the scale to 80 % and building another. And while I'm building another, why not build two.

I won't repeat the details for building these pieces except to talk about changes to either the technique or the design.

Next step: Gears

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