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Please note: Wooden parts can expand or shrink depending on temperature, humidity and other factors. It may be necessary to sand down dowels and other parts to improve fit.
Building the Balancing Block:
Building the Base: Sand the edges of the wooden base block (ca. 9 cm2). You may want to write your name on the bottom. One end of the longer wooden dowel has a red mark. Use white glue to fasten this end into the base.
A Note on Balancing: Adjust the wire so that the block of wood balances on the wood base. For the block to balance, the center of mass must be below the balance point. The lower the center of mass, the easier it is to balance. To make it even easier to balance, use a pencil sharpener to shorten the stick with the point. Enjoy!
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