I haven't posted this on the my blog even though they have been done more than a year. This was part of the Christmas presents for the nieces and nephews last year. I was not happy how the paint on the white and yellow beads kept cracking. It still does and I am saying "oh well." I made five sets and I have two extra.
They were interesting to make. They are are all out of 8/4 lumber (planed down to 1 1/2") All the parts were made on the table saw except the cylinders, they are cut dowel. They were simple to make not so easy to paint. Maybe I will try Rit fabric dye if I make these again.