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  • What do you call this doodad?

    Lately, I have been whittling variations on the standard ball-in-a-cage theme. The latest one has me stumped for a descriptive name. The ball is there, obviously. And it is trapped. But it isn't really a cage, is it?

    What would you call this thing? I need some suggestions.

    Ball in cage w no ends.jpg

    I thought of "Trapped-in-an-endless-loop", but that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

    It is 4" long by 1.5" square cross section. Indian rosewood. I would say the design is rather fragile - the ends can probably be broken very easily by pulling apart or squeezing on the opposite end. (I haven't tested its fragility.)
    Last edited by honketyhank; 11-20-2020, 05:49 PM.
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  • #2
    In-Sanity.

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    • #3
      keep it simple
      ball-in-a-loop or loop-ball ...
      well done with the fragile parts!
      Jos
      Belgium

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      • #4
        Infinity loop and ball maybe a good name.

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        • #5
          Whatever you call it, it is pretty darn interesting!

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          • #6
            I'd say it's still a ball in a cage - just that the cage is a different shape. Well done on the carving!

            Claude
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            • #7
              I've got a favorite so far. But there is still time to submit a real super duper.
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              • #8
                Hmmm... caged ball, loop-trap, or ballmania? Very cool no matter what you name it.
                Every mistake is another lesson learned.

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                • #9
                  I was going to suggest "Ball in a Mobius." but there would have to be a half twist in the cage to be correct.

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                  • #10
                    Lots of good ideas. I think simplicity wins. Ball-in-a-loop. Thanks for the suggestions and thanks to jderijcke especially.
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