In this paper, we were tasked to either lift 10 ball bearings, a rock or a water balloon from a tube, and then place it into a container.
The tool and container needed to be made from at least 50% wood.
Using Rimu gifted from a carpenter in Taupo, I was able to create the tool and container.
A small spring located inside the tool pops the ball bearings into the hollow form, with the back of the tool then being able to open and for the ball bearings to be poured out into the container, which allows the ball bearings to circle around as they are poured in, creating a satisfying swirl. Danish Oil is used to emphasise the rich red colour of the Rimu timber.