Magic Nook Magic
Baffling Blocks &
Balls To The Walls
New Santa Blocks
Teeny Tiny Trunk
Blocks A Libre
by Jim Gerrish and Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki
Based on P.T. Selbit's
original "Traveling Blocks", this version of Cube
A Libre can be built for three to eight Bass Wood or
Balsa blocks which mysteriously change places when
covered by the Bass Wood tube. The one Qua-Fiki and I
built uses six two inch cube blocks ( times 2, so 12
blocks altogether) and the height of the tube is 12.5
inches, which is an easy height to handle and transport.
We'll describe a standard routine using six numbered
blocks, but you can adapt it for more or fewer blocks.
This should be considered a more advanced construction
project only because of the precision required in making
the blocks, gimmicks and tubes. All sources we used are
given in the e-Book, as well as construction tips and
techniques we figured out along the way.
You'll need two sheets of
1/16" by 6" by 36" Bass wood (preferred).
Wood blocks (sources
suggested), 1./5 inch cubes to 2.5 inch cubes preferred
(we used 2 inch cubes).
Kitchen tools - razor
knife, metal yard or meter stick, fine sandpaper.
Wood glue, masking tape,
gaffer's tape, spray paint (we used flat black).
Stencils for painting the
numbers and white or yellow acryllic paint.
On-line sources are given
for all items mentioned. The e-Book contains step-by-step
construction photos and diagrams for all parts of this
kitchen workshop project.