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Project by Mike Pientka posted 12-12-2009 11:00 PM 2518 views 18 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OVERALL SIZE
17” diameter x 3” high

MATERIALS
Brazilian Rosewood, Padauk, Purpleheart, Mahogany, Cherry, Oak, Maple, Poplar. Purchased glass marbles.

FINISH
Natural oil stain, Polyurethane clear coat

COMMENTS
This is an original design. To keep the drawers in place when carrying this around, all 6 drawers are held in place with a magnetic catch. Gameboard surface has a raised perimeter lip to catch rolling marbles.

-- Engineer by day, Woodworker by night, Original Approach LLC, Windsor CO, www.original-approach.com





15 comments so far

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sras

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#1 posted 12-12-2009 11:32 PM

Like looks great! I remember playing this on an old tin playing surface when I was little. Makes me want to make one!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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RKW

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#2 posted 12-12-2009 11:35 PM

Mike, thats an outstanding job. I love the design and the colors you used. This looks like a challenging little project.

-- RKWoods

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Mike Gager

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#3 posted 12-13-2009 12:00 AM

wow so cool! id love to see some more pictures of this project

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reddinosaur

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 12:15 AM

this is amazing! i wish there were plans for this

-- Jess

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 12-13-2009 01:33 AM

ooh my !!This is amazing!
Extraordinary project.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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closetguy

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#6 posted 12-13-2009 02:14 AM

That is real cool! You should do a “how to” blog on this one. I particularly like the detail such as the lines connecting the marble holes.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 12-13-2009 02:56 AM

Great job. The kids are gonna love that. Very fine looking work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 12-13-2009 04:08 AM

Sweet! Great Job!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Mike Pientka

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#9 posted 12-13-2009 04:34 AM

I’ve had several requests for plans in the last several weeks, I guess it’s time to fire up my CAD software.

-- Engineer by day, Woodworker by night, Original Approach LLC, Windsor CO, www.original-approach.com

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russv

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#10 posted 12-13-2009 05:09 AM

totally awesome!

russv

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isetegija

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#11 posted 12-13-2009 10:29 AM

Beautiful design and very well done.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 12-15-2009 01:06 AM

now I am in trouble my daughter had seen that
great job
make a how to do it blog Please

Dennis

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#13 posted 12-21-2009 09:27 AM

wow, simply amazing…. this was my favorite game growing up… very nicely built… I’ll add this to my future projects list…
thanks for the inspiration…
Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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tecman3

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#14 posted 12-22-2009 09:39 PM

Excellent piece of workmanship and design. I love it.

-- Tom, Meridian Idaho

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Abbynormal

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#15 posted 11-15-2011 06:59 PM

Favored for some time in the future, well done

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