This balance is made out of a coat hanger and easy to use. - Mike
You will need:
wire clothes hanger
2 paper cups
masking tape
index card
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1. Tie string to cups, tie cups to hanger.

2. Hang wire hanger.

3. Attach index card pointer to hanger

4. Tape paper to wall behind wire hanger.

5. Mark where pointer rests (balance mark).

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