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Commemorative Triangle Peg Game

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Project by Mark Miller posted 07-09-2018 01:41 AM 860 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandfather had this little triangle shaped peg game that my siblings and I would enjoy playing when we would visit. It’s the same game that you find at Cracker Barrel these days, but his was much older of course. This coming weekend all 5 of my siblings are visiting me, so I made these up as gifts for them. I jazzed them up of course from the original by using different wood species. The miters were a lot more difficult than I expected, but I am happy with how they turned out.





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#1 posted 07-09-2018 06:37 AM

Nice combinations of wood and patterns.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-09-2018 06:56 AM

Those are very attractive, I’m sure they will love them.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#3 posted 07-09-2018 06:58 AM

A very nice set of whateverthatgameiscalled boards.

Nice work.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 07-09-2018 01:55 PM

That’s a great take on your grandfathers game, beautifully done. I have played them many times at Crackerbarrel only to be humiliated by leaving half the tees. Your brothers and sisters are going to love their gifts. All the different inlays and veneers used show how skillful a craftsman you are. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#5 posted 07-09-2018 03:49 PM

Nicely done. The miters look impeccable! What did you use for the pegs? Or did you make them yourself?

-- ~Steve

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#6 posted 07-09-2018 04:45 PM

Steve – I found some short golf tees online and even then had to sand them down so they didn’t stick up too high. I wanted the attention on the wood, and not the pegs. Thanks for the kind words!

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#7 posted 07-09-2018 06:33 PM

My dad used to make these back in the 70s, but his were no where near as nice.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 07-09-2018 10:36 PM

These are really nice! I bet they had a blast!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 07-10-2018 12:40 PM

beautiful job!

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 07-15-2018 04:09 AM



Steve – I found some short golf tees online and even then had to sand them down so they didn t stick up too high. I wanted the attention on the wood, and not the pegs. Thanks for the kind words!

- Mark Miller

They did look a bit short, look kinda like push pins, but they are uniform, and get the job done.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 07-15-2018 04:10 AM



Steve – I found some short golf tees online and even then had to sand them down so they didn t stick up too high. I wanted the attention on the wood, and not the pegs. Thanks for the kind words!

- Mark Miller

They did look a bit short, look kinda like push pins, but they are uniform, and get the job done.

And Congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#12 posted 07-15-2018 10:26 PM

I have made many of these, I made a clear plastic jig for hole placement. Yours are so colorful with the different woods used.

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

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