|Project by hotncold||posted 04-04-2015 11:45 PM||2217 views||18 times favorited||14 comments|
My Granddaughter turned 4 today and when trying to decide on something I could make for her birthday, this Connect Four game came to mind (???)
I remember that my daughter liked this game when she was young. I also wanted it to be nicer than those plastic versions so this one has Walnut, Maple and Purpleheart sides and base. Those pieces were dado’d to accept the interior playing sruface. The interior surface (with the 42 holes with 1/8” roundover) is 1/4” MDF painted with white enamel.
Pretty simple project but it came out really nice with the “exotic woods” used for accents and clear lacquer really makes those woods shine.
I also cut 1-1/8” dowel rods into 1/4” slices to make the playing pieces. Half were painted red and 1/2 black. Sanding all of the “fuzz” of these pieces took a little time.
Not shown in the pics, I also made a “hinged case” of 1/4” ply lined with black felt and a rare earth magnet epoxied in to keep it closed.
On a “related note”...my first anniversary on LJ was last month…and I missed it!! My favorite woodworking site on the net!!
Thanks for looking!!
-- Dennie - Tennessee