Fishing game for my daughter's birthday

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Project by Junji posted 05-08-2010 06:57 AM 2728 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think I made it somehow…

Here is a fishing game, with a rod and hook with magnet. Yes, this is also a stolen idea from grimejr who said “I stole this idea from my buddy rooster”! Ah!

Anyway, this was a fun project from designing the sea creatures to testing how the magnet hook works,, but it was also really hard to cut the curved line because I don’t have a Scroll Saw.
I thought about making a reel with a rod, but I thought much simpler system would be better for not screwing up the line while playing.

But can you believe it is just finished about 10 minutes before “Nothing New Except the Glue Challenge” entry ends!

My daughter is turing to 4 years old in 3 days, and we all will have fun playing with this game with her, I hope!

Thanks for watching!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#1 posted 05-08-2010 07:14 AM

That is so cute!! Your daughter will love playing it with you guys! I love the little ika there :)

-- helen

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#2 posted 05-08-2010 07:15 AM

Neat idea.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#3 posted 05-08-2010 08:07 AM

I am always so surprised that many of you know these Japanese words! Maybe you knew it from sushi ordering???

Thanks! but unfortunately, as I told you, it’s not my original idea…

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#4 posted 05-08-2010 08:11 AM

A very nice game Junji for your daughter. She will enjoy this at this age. She will also know the names of different fishes.
For cutting the curves you could have tried fret saw. Although it requires a little practice it is a good experience for those who like to use hand tools. (See my project “Pen and Pencil Stand”.)


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 05-08-2010 08:25 AM


Thanks for your information. Yes, I do have “tried fret saw” but this time, I needed to finish it a bit faster, so I used Jig saw. I saw your project, and it’s just amazing! Yes, it is really a good idea to practice to use tried fret saw right.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#6 posted 05-08-2010 08:40 AM

Great looking game. Very nicely done. Great dad to play with his daughter!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-08-2010 08:59 AM

wonderful gift , junji .

much laughing ,
many giggles !

Happy Birthday !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 05-08-2010 09:35 AM

tom and david.

Thanks for your kind words.
Yes, I am really looking forward to seeing my daughter playing with me and family. I am sure there would be many smile there.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#9 posted 05-08-2010 10:16 AM

lovely good job

-- Daniel -

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#10 posted 05-08-2010 10:43 AM

Very fun thing for your daughter Junji. I made one of these many years ago for my son, but it wasn’t nearly as nice as yours. I’m sure she will love it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 05-08-2010 02:17 PM

Another comment with Japanese! Wow, you guys are so smart. Arigato!

Thank you

Ah, you might be the very original idea man! Hey, you should show us all of those long before made toys, because they can inspire us in many ways.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#12 posted 05-08-2010 02:51 PM

Nice! I like the boots lol.

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#13 posted 05-08-2010 04:08 PM


Too bad! When you catch the boots, you get some minus points! Ha ha!
Thank you for your comment!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#14 posted 05-08-2010 04:13 PM

cool game, great idea.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 05-08-2010 07:15 PM

I like the game. My daughter just turned 1 and I think something like this will be a good way to introduce her to the real sport of fishing.

Mind if i borrow some ideas from this?

-- Making piles of incorrect measurement at a time!

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