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"Michigan Rummy" game made of wood

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Project by dbw posted 12-25-2014 08:16 PM 3811 views 3 times favorited 7 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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#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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