After the successful completion of Chinese Checkers it was time to get on with Solitaire, then I will be able to play when I am ‘Billy No Mates’! We played the Chinese Checkers yesterday, and it went down well, I thoroughly enjoyed it. For some reason since moving from Spain where I watched TV all the time, we very rarely watch it here in Colombia, so games are a good way to fill spare time.
In the same way as the previous game, I downloaded a template and printed it off to size, this time the board would be circular, with a 14” radius.
Again using 3/4” laminated oak board, I used my circle cutting jig to first cut out the circle set to 7”
then changing the bit to a bullnose bit, I cut a channel at 6” in which the marbles can be put during the game.
The template was then taped on the board, and as previously I used my hammer and punch to mark the centre of each hole.
As my previous effort had been successful, I decided to employ the same method to cut the marble holes, using my plunge router freehand, with the bull nose bit.
I went round the top outside edge with a 1/4” roundover bit, then did some sanding, and finally gave it a few coats of lacquer, it was ready to play.
Finally I counted out 35 marbles, fortunately this time, they did not need painting, and it was time to put it to the test, I managed to get down to 7 marbles, I think I need some practise.
-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright