|Project by backsaw13||posted 12-21-2007 05:57 PM||3612 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
Both my wife’s and my families like to play, but none of us had our own sets. So, I thought I would make a bunch at once to take advantage of machine set-up. I made a total of six sets (12 boards). I was trying to get them all done prior to our summer vacation, as we wanted to take 2 sets with us. So leading up to their completion, my wife was telling everyone she was a garage widow.
They are 36×24 inch boards that fold up. This size is official Bean Bag size – Cornhole boards are 48×24.
The frame is pine (2-1x’s laminated together) and the face is 3/4 birch plywood. The legs are also laminated 1x with the addition of 1/4 inch ply sandwiched in the middle. The boards latch together for storage and have rope handles. My set also has seperable hinges. The finish is 3 coats of a satin water-based outdoor urethane.
lessons learned – a six inch hole saw is not for the faint-at-heart. The throat depth of my drill press was not great enough, so I tried to use a 1/2 inch drill. I am quite happy to say there were no injuries even after the drill went across the workbench – more than once. After doing a couple that way, I used one finished hole as a template for a straight bit with a bearing guide in the router.
end result – they play well. 5 of the sets were even used in a park district tournament and garnered interest from some of the players. The park district may want some of their own (10 sets).
thanks for looking