|Project by Matt Vredenburg||posted 03-07-2016 01:11 AM||1180 views||16 times favorited||5 comments|
I continue to forget to post my projects, and I just finished a few projects for a fundraiser for my daughters school. Here’s a “Connect Four” backyard game that was auctioned off this weekend at the school fundraiser.
The project is made using two pieces of 1/4 inch plywood that have a series of 5-inch holes with a 1/2 inch space between the pieces of 1/4 plywood – allowing the 1/2 inch game pieces to slide through the slots. The round green and orange game pieces were cut using a drill press and a 5-inch hole saw. If you plan to make one of these, be careful free hand drilling with a large diameter hole saw. Every time I made a cut with the 5-inch hole saw, the saw blade grabbed, and it jerked my arm so much that I think I might have a fractured arm. My advice is to use a drill press if you can, or if you have to freehand drill, make sure to go slow and let the saw blade cut and clear the waste.
-- Matt, Arizona