Don and Chris Boules’ Toy Marble slides.
While visiting the Boules in preparing to write the article, I noticed impressive marble slides awaiting final assembly and a touch of a finish. I asked them to tell me more about them. It turns out that a family friend received, as a child, a marble slide built by his father. Now this person has a few grandchildren of his own and has decided to give each one of them a handmade slide that varies only in the type of wood. The Boules were chosen (obviously) to execute this great commission.
In the following pictures you can see the original slide (on the left). Although basic looking, it is full with character and rustic charm. You also can see the different slides that the Boules had built and how they work. This is a fun project that will make a great family heirloom and a nice looking piece that people of all ages can enjoy.