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Project by Matt Vredenburg posted 03-07-2016 01:11 AM 1143 views 16 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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majuvla

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#1 posted 03-07-2016 06:48 PM

Nice, table game transfered on a field.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-07-2016 10:48 PM

Nice Build Matt. Can you share the sizes you built yours?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 03-08-2016 12:37 AM

The plan was from a Pinterest link. I suggest not using nails and instead screw the legs together. The plan option of using nails isn’t supportive enough.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/58828338859491590/

-- Matt, Arizona

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#4 posted 03-08-2016 06:46 AM

Favorited! Another project on the list for this summer…

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#5 posted 03-09-2016 05:17 AM

Awesome game, well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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