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Card Carousels for Hand and Foot

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-18-2016 12:28 PM 1638 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two carousels I made for our place in Arizona. One will be for us and the other will be given to the auction for the material that the women use to make hats and teddy bears for cancer patients.

They are made out of cherry from the boards I got from our end of the year guild picnic at the saw mill. Thanks John!! They hold 8 decks and these have 1/8” more clearance in each compartment than the original one I made years ago. The high center compartment is for the discards.They spin on 4” lazy susans.

The base is 1/2” x 10 5/8” diameter and the compartments are 2 11/16”x 3 11/16” Cards are 2.5” x3.5”.

The dividers were planed to .160. They had to be done first for the calculation of all the sizes.

They are finished with clear lacquer.

Here are some shots of the finger clearance ports being cut:

The main board spent some time on the lathe cutting the .200” deep relief in the bottom so the lazy susan does not show and to make it real easy to align it during assembly.

Cheers,, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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#1 posted 05-18-2016 12:49 PM

Realy good aplication of Lasy Sussan rotating mechanisam.Not quite familliar with this particular card game.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-18-2016 01:11 PM

Those look great! Nice finish.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#3 posted 05-18-2016 02:11 PM

Nicely done Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 05-18-2016 10:24 PM

Don’t know the game at all but hats off to you on building these great card holders.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 05-19-2016 02:14 AM

Those are great! I’ve played tons of hand & foot—It’s totally addictive!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 05-19-2016 02:22 AM

Thanks Ivan, Kelly, Roger and Dave.
Hand and Foot is a canasta type game where you make books of 7 of the same number cards for a certain point value. Threes are bad and count against you.During the play, if you want to draw from the discard stack, you have to pick up 8 cards and you are not supposed to see what is in the pile so you can determine if it has a bunch of 3’s or not.
Well, I started this carousel by making a card stacker so no one could see but the top card . Then I thought I might just make a place to put the card piles too and this is the result.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 05-19-2016 03:46 AM

Great build for a good cause….well done sir!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 05-19-2016 04:18 AM

Thanks Betsy and Buster!!

Hi Betsy. I know what you mean. I could get in a game almost every night!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 05-19-2016 06:11 AM

Very nice and such a good cause which will give comfort to lots of folk.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#10 posted 05-19-2016 07:19 AM

like it,Jim,lot of work…so let’s play now

-- bambi

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#11 posted 05-19-2016 10:52 AM

Very nice Jim

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#12 posted 05-19-2016 01:57 PM

Thanks Cliff, Bambi and Randy!

Hi Bambi. It is a lot of work fitting all the parts and gluing together in steps. I was going to make 5 but these took all week and I’m glad I only made 2!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 05-19-2016 03:23 PM

Very nice.

Got one question on compartment sizes and card sizes. Seems like the compartments are smaller than the cards … unless some numbers were left out of the dimensions stated.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#14 posted 05-19-2016 05:05 PM

Hi Alex, thanks. You are right. I was thinking they were each 3/16 bigger than the cards and that is what I wrote. I fixed it.. Nice catch!! I had originally typed in the sizes I was shooting for ( 2.688×3.688 ) and didn’t want anyone to think this was rocket science, but I always use decimals in my shop!!

Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 05-19-2016 06:08 PM

That makes more sense … lol … now the cards should fit.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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