Mexican Train Dominoes Box / Hub

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Project by ppworkshop posted 10-05-2015 07:50 AM 1547 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second Mexican Train Dominoes box I have made. This one also accommodates 12 players and the top can be used as the hub, which is so handy because it eliminates the need for the plastic hub. This one will be a gift for my father-in-law. The box is large enough to fit the double nine domino set with room to spare, so I think it would fit a double 12 set easily as well.

I used 1/2” thick oak and walnut this time. The domino holder on the top of the lid is shorter and beveled, so it is easier to grab. I finished it with boiled linseed oil and then shellac (mix of 2 parts blonde and 1 part garnet).

-- Patrick Parson Workshop

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 09:23 AM

Realy unique and interesting concept of box making.

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 02:15 PM

It’s very nice and looks like a fun project. My whole family loves to play Mexican Dominos.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 10-05-2015 03:55 PM

Really nice. I like how the lid serves as the hub. I made one and just cut a hub, cut it in half to shove it in the box, and added magnets to then hold it together. This would have been much easier. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 10-06-2015 01:23 AM

Thanks for the kind words and comments all.

drewpy – Interesting! I was hoping someone on Lumberjocks has made a dominoes box. Very neat! FYI – Before I came up with the lid/hub design, I tossed around some other ideas: 1) A hub that folds in half made from two pieces of Masonite that are connected with packing tape, so it can fold easily. It wouldn’t last forever, but I could make several and have another one ready when the first one gets torn up. You could also use a couple very small hinges instead of packing tape, depending on how much you wanted to dress it up. 2) One-piece oblong hub that would fit in the box.

-- Patrick Parson Workshop

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#6 posted 10-06-2015 06:15 PM

Very nice

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