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"Michigan Rummy" game made of wood

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Project by dbw posted 12-25-2014 08:16 PM 8262 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife, our family, and I love to play Michigan Rummy, which is game using a plastic game board (picture #3), a deck of cards, and tokens or coins (we use nickels). The plastic game board is rather flimsy and I decided to replicate the board using wood. I used cherry wood which started out at 1 3/8” thick by approximately 6 1/2” wide. I milled the wood down to 1 1/8” thick. I bought enough to be able to cut it in half lengthwise and then edge glue the two pieces together to get a width of approximately 13”. I ever so carefully removed the paper “pocket identifier” from the plastic board and I glued it to the wooden version. What you don’t see here is the template I made using 3/4” MDF. I then used the template and a bowl & tray bit to scoop out the pockets. I did not replicate the four token trays since we never use them and they really aren’t necessary. The finish is 3 coats of semi-gloss polyurethane.

-- measure 3 times, cut once





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 12-25-2014 11:07 PM

Hmmm…. Never heard of Michigan Rummy.
A job well done.
Hope you & the family were able to enjoy a game today.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-31-2014 01:35 AM

How long did it take you to scoop out the pockets?

Nice job.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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#3 posted 12-31-2014 12:53 PM

I’d say about an hour and a half. Not counting set up time.

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#4 posted 02-23-2016 04:30 PM

Would anyone be interested in making a Michigan Rummy game out of wood for me?

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#5 posted 02-23-2016 04:33 PM

re-post Would anyone be interested in making a Michigan Rummy out of wood for me?
My e-mail: kentucky720@hotmail.com

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#6 posted 02-23-2016 09:02 PM

anyone interested in making a Michigan rummy game from wood?
contact me @ 720@hotmail.com
thank you

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dbw

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#7 posted 02-23-2016 10:09 PM

Hey Duberry,
Which is the correct email address: kentucky720@hotmail.com or 720@hotmail.com ?

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#8 posted 12-31-2016 05:25 PM

My family loves Michigan Rummy. Would you be interested in making a board for me?

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#9 posted 01-01-2017 05:37 PM

I would. What is your email address so we can communicate more easily?

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#10 posted 01-20-2017 08:54 PM



I would. What is your email address so we can communicate more easily?

- dbw


DBW,
Please contact me at nittanyscott19@gmail.com about the wooden Michigan Rummy board.
Thanx,
Scott

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#11 posted 02-19-2017 01:20 AM

This is a really cool tray, a real unique appearance.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#12 posted 07-20-2017 01:29 AM

Our family would like to talk with you about making one of these Michigan Rummy trays for us, dbw,if possible. Our e-mail contact is: jdlflowers@juno.com. Thanks so much!

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#13 posted 02-09-2018 12:41 AM

Are you still making these? If so what would be the cost? I love Michigan Rummy we play every weekend and the cheap plastic trays break easily.

Please contact me at denyce562@gmail.com

Thanks
Denyce56

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#14 posted 02-15-2018 11:19 PM

I know this post is a bit old, but I would definitely be interested in purchasing a Michigan Rummy Board if you are still making them. We try to play on a Family game night and during the Holidays we were able to play for many fun filled hours.

johnny059@verizon.net

Thanks!

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#15 posted 03-07-2018 03:24 PM

Hello, I am also interested in a wooden Michigan Rummy Game. My family and I have been playing this for generations. Please reach out and let me know whether or not you are making these! Great Idea and awesome work. Thank you.

mhprice1@msn.com

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