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Washer toss game (AKA hillbilly horseshoes)

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 07-04-2014 07:14 PM 1437 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted a game to play in my small backyard and this seemed like a good choice. It is made from scrap 2×6. The washers are stored in slots cut on my slot mortiser http://lumberjocks.com/projects/101724. The center post is made from 4” ABS coupling. Made the 1/2” box joints on my box joint jig http://lumberjocks.com/projects/101866. Finish is an outdoor varethane.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 02:21 AM

This should provide you with hours of outdoor entertainment. Nice build Sean.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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NormG

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 06:07 PM

Great idea, how far do you separate them

-- Norman

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jinkyjock

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 08:11 PM

Neat job on the finger-joints.
Question,
did you make the box as a whole then run through your table-saw for 2 halves.

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geekwoodworker

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#4 posted 07-05-2014 09:43 PM

Norman. Here is the link for the rules. I put them 7 paces apart (roughly 21 feet). http://www.washers.org/rules/.

Jinky. I made them as two separate boxes.

Thanks

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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WWWOODWORKER

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#5 posted 11-01-2014 10:22 PM

This is a really nice set. I’ve search all over the internet for plans and have found nothing that I have been happy with until I found your set. Do you have plans that you worked off of that you can post or provide me? Also, I didn’t see in the pictures how you tied your rope off. Did you just run it through to the inside and tie it off? Thanks – Jason

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geekwoodworker

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#6 posted 11-01-2014 11:49 PM

Jason. Here is the plan I used. I used thinner wood than the plans but the important part is the inside dimension staying 13”. I used a 4” ABS coupling I bought at Homedepot as it is thicker, stronger and cheap. The depth of the box is about a 1/4” deeper than the ABS coupling is tall. The ropes are a nylon type that I tied off on the inside and then slightly burned the knot with a lighter so it wouldn’t come undone. The washers are for 1” bolts.

http://www.washergameplayers.com/_misc/building/WGPsquarewashersbox-advanced.pdf
http://www.washergameplayers.com/washer-game-building-game-making/

Hope this helps and enjoy the game. It is fun.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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WWWOODWORKER

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#7 posted 11-02-2014 01:40 AM

Thanks so much Sean. I really appreciate you sharing this with me. I’m excited to get started on this. By the way, did you come up with the washer storage yourself? That was a great idea.

Thanks again,
Jason

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geekwoodworker

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#8 posted 11-02-2014 12:06 PM

Thanks Jason. Yes the washer storage was something that came to me at 2:00 am one night.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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