Tic Tac Toe from scraps

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Project by AngieO posted 06-16-2016 03:32 PM 938 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After building the metal brake for my friends I had some scrap material left over. I had seen a tic tac toe game like this before and I thought this 4×4 material left over would be perfect for it.

I squared the boards up. Cut them into squares and then took it to my router table and rounded over the edges with a 1/8’ roundover bit.

I had these pink 1x boards that were given to me by a friend. They were kind of rough but I thought that they could work.

After planing them down and squaring them up on the table saw I had some nice boards to work with.

I had a pic of what I wanted but no measurements. So I laid out my material and figured out what size the box would be. I came up with what I thought would work and set the blocks in with spacers to test the size.

Came out pretty good. After building the sides I added a scrap of plywood from my other build and attached it to the bottom.

I then grabbed my things and headed inside to paint them. I’ve enjoyed using chalk paint on some of my projects. It’s so easy to use and dries super fast.

After painting everything I realized I didn’t like the dark gray on the bottom. This is what I love about chalk paint. I just dry brushed a lighter shade of gray over it and got the look I wanted.

I then used my Cricut to make a template of the X’s and O’x and painted them on as well. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. And my kids have actually enjoyed playing it.

And… it was all out of scraps and free material. Cost: $0

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#1 posted 06-16-2016 03:37 PM

That’s a really cool project and looks great!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#2 posted 06-16-2016 03:47 PM

Very neat project, Angie. Glad you are back!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 06-16-2016 03:53 PM

Nice little, well not so little I guess, Tic-Tac-Toe board. Great job on the build and the materials recycle. Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 06-16-2016 04:14 PM

Thanks guys. It was a lot of fun and a quick one day project.

And yeah Northwest 29…. it’s not little. And… it’s kinda heavy. LOL. But that hasn’t stopped my 7 year old from bringing it to me whenever he wants to play.

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#5 posted 06-16-2016 04:36 PM

Hello Angie

Very nice work

What is the cricut ?

What are the size ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 06-16-2016 04:56 PM

Pretty cool. My 9yo granddaughter would like this. And nice job on the lettering! Looks like it was screen printed.

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#7 posted 06-16-2016 05:00 PM

A Cricut is a personal die cutting machine. It was originally designed for scrapbooking and other paper crafts. However they have improved it over the years and can be used for so much more. I used a vinyl stencil material to cut the letters out. Since it’s not a permanent adhesive on the vinyl it’s easy to remove and then reuse on the next one. And with the chalk paint being used you can’t really feel the letters. I used a clear wax over them so they have a great feel and wipe off easy if little fingers are dirty.

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#8 posted 06-16-2016 05:22 PM

Hello Angie

Thanks for the explications

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 06-16-2016 06:17 PM


Nice work! My wife made letters for a sign I made for my office with The Cricut. Who gave you PINK 1X? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 06-16-2016 06:44 PM

Very good, Angie. You are very clever and resourceful. So re you and the kids going to play or is this a gift for someone??

-- Harold

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#11 posted 06-16-2016 06:44 PM

This is very creative. I love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 06-16-2016 10:47 PM

Awesome, how fun.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 06-17-2016 01:52 AM

That is just too cool!

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#14 posted 06-17-2016 06:18 AM

I like this game very much, nice colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 06-17-2016 10:08 AM

Great Project Angie and very clear progress photos….... You are a very talented wood worker!!!!



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

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