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Project by g_burky posted 01-31-2011 04:51 AM 1123 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this set as a present for my nephew for Christmas 2010. The design is based on a picture I saw in a magazine.

Sides and drawer are red elm. Drawer dividers are walnut. Top and bottom were leftover flooring from a bathroom remodel.

Joinery was rabbeted in order to meet my deadline… Santa’s workshop was BOOKED.

Top was masked and painted by my wife. Entire pieces was finished with polyurethane.

-- Greg, Ohio





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 05:12 AM

Very nice, Looks great!

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

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Kathy

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 02:25 PM

This is a neat project! Can I ask how you made the holes in the top for the marbles to fit in while playing?

Thanks!!

-- curious woodworker

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 03:35 PM

Looks great! The drawer organizer is an excellent idea. I have fond memories playing Chinese Checkers as a kid. I may try to make one of these.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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g_burky

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#4 posted 02-01-2011 12:47 AM

Kathy – Holes were created using a marble drill bit from Rockler (item 41463). With a little adjustment to make the depth to my liking, it worked pretty good. I recommend using it with a drill press for best results.

The thought also crossed my mind to use a 1/2” or 9/16” ball end mill but those get a little pricier…

Marbles were also from Rockler (item 41015) but they can be purchased many places online.

-- Greg, Ohio

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#5 posted 02-01-2011 03:47 PM

WOW! There really is a tool for everything. Thanks for your reply:)

-- curious woodworker

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