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Project by dbhost posted 1165 days ago 8013 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a reasonably simple washer toss game board. The construction was done with scrap 1×6’s ripped to 1×2, and held together with glue and screws. entire framing assembly and decking is held together with Titebond 2 and screws. The decking is 1/2 sheathing grade plywood. The covering is black / charcoal indoor / outdoor carpeting and was the part that posed the greatest challenge. This was held in with 3M Super 77 spray adhesive, staples, and hot glue.

I would gladly give credit to whomever designed the plans I worked from, but there was no name, no signature. The friend that wanted this built, simply handed me a set of printed out plans / dimensions etc…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com





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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 1165 days ago

Pretty nice deal, complete with carrying case. No sure I understand the game, but I have a general idea. Fussing with my minibench all weekend, plus a couple of honey do’s…............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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drbyte

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#2 posted 1165 days ago

How about a pic of it laid out and ready to play? How far apart are they played? Nice carpet/case work!

-- Dennis, WV

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dbhost

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#3 posted 1165 days ago

This was actually done for a colleague at work. Will have to wait for another event to get more photos…

The boards are on a 10’ spacer rope so that the space is consistent. The holes have different values. 1 point for the closest, 2 points for the middle, and 3 points for the furthest. You stand on the opposite end board and toss the washers into the holes for your points. The idea is to get 21 points exactly. If you go over, the points you earn get subtracted. So like if you have 20 points, and you get in the 2 point hole, you get knocked down to 18 points…

We used it for a Crawfish boil party yesterday, and it was a lot of fun. I wish I had taken some pics of it in use, but honestly, I didn’t think about it…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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bigkev

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#4 posted 1165 days ago

Nice job. Similar to cornhole except with more holes and carpet. What kind of washers do you use?

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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dbhost

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#5 posted 1165 days ago

Honestly, I didn’t get the washers (or paint them), but I believe they were 1/2” or 5/8” ID, I know the OD was 1-1/4”, just standard cut washers. Each player gets 3, and they are painted. So 3 washers were painted red, and 3 were painted yellow. The fellow that did them honestly is uh, hand work challenged, so I was stunned to see how well the washers came out. Really looked pro…

Yeah, similar concept to the cornhole games… The holes are smaller, and the boards are closer…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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drbyte

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#6 posted 1165 days ago

What is the diameter of the holes? Looks like fun. Do you alternate player throws or does player throw all three washers in one turn? What are the overall outside dimensions for the deck/sheathing? Looks like a great family reunion game to go along with horseshoes and cornhole!

-- Dennis, WV

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dbhost

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#7 posted 1165 days ago

4” dia holes. Spaced 12” center to center. First one 8” from the top of the board (to the center of the hole).

As we played it, player one took a shot, then player 2, then player 1 again. So in effect, it was possible to accidentally knock your opponent’s washer in. There are several rule sets for the game, but the way we play it is more common. Some sets go with player one shoots all three, then player two, and then flip flops for the next round, again, leaving the possibility of accidentally knocking your opponent’s washer in…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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drbyte

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#8 posted 1165 days ago

Thanks a lot! Hope I get a little time to make one!

-- Dennis, WV

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dbhost

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#9 posted 1165 days ago

I got the plans from HERE. (pdf file). There are a couple of things in the plan that are pretty unclear. The score stick for one, they have a holder for one, but no mention of how to make it, what the standard is… We just used a note pad and pen…

If I were to do another one, I would leave the score stick and washer holders out, and just keep them in a nylon stuff sack…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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drbyte

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#10 posted 1165 days ago

Again, THANKS! All my family loves the yard games I build/bring (Cornhole—Kubb—Washer-Toss—Bolo-Balls) to reunion picnics. I’m sure they’ll love this one, it looks like fun for all!

-- Dennis, WV

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MichaelA

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#11 posted 1165 days ago

dbhost your washer game reminds me of watching a crew of iron workers play a very similiar game in carson city Nv. They were deadly accurate when they played but then they couldn’t afford to miss on the high rise.Great project brings back memories.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Craig Havran

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#12 posted 1141 days ago

i love this game! if you had to guess, what would this cost to make (since yours was done with scrap)? talk dumb so i understand you :-)

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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dbhost

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#13 posted 1141 days ago

Mine was a commission from a friend. He funded it. And honestly I think he overspent. Let me see here, IF I had to do it over again…

19/32” Sheathing grade plywood. $15.57
2.25” coated deck screws, 5lb box I think they go for about $25.00 (you won’t use a pound of them, but this should give you an idea…)
1×6 8’ pine. $9.00 (for 2) ripped into 1×2s
Roll of speaker cabinet carpet. Charcoal / black. $25.00
Brass latches. (4 hoop and eye types) $10.00

I would also, if not pressed for time so much build the handle from the scrap wood 1×2s. There would be plenty left…

Fender Washers. I am going to guess high here as I didn’t get them. $6.00.

Rope. You SHOULD have that in your shop.

Wow, I just ran the total, around $90.00! Ouch…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Craig Havran

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#14 posted 1140 days ago

$90 isn’t the cheapest, but it will be a nice game that will last. i’ll let you know if i pull the trigger on this project… or if i need some assistance along the way. THANKS!!!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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dbhost

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#15 posted 1140 days ago

No it’s not cheap. But I made the assumption you had very little if any material in the shop already… For example I already had the 1×6, and the screws. I also forgot to add glue to that list. I glued / screwed the joints. I SERIOUSLY doubt that the glue will hold, but the screws will do fine… I used 3M Super 77 spray adhesive to bind the carpet to the case work… I have a couple of cans of this in my shop for doing speaker cabinets and amp cabinets (I do a lot of stuff not shown here for audio work for friends… Mostly because they are not officially “my” projects, but theirs, I just walked them through the process in my shop…)

There are areas you can trim costs down, You already have a couple of pounds of screws? Cut $27.00 off the bill. Can you lay your hands on outdoor carpet remnants? Cut another $25.00 down… You get the idea…

Already have the spray paint for the washers? Cut out $10.00

For what it’s worth, the friend that I did the project for did a bad job material shopping and ended up paying about $120.00 in materials… I kind of feel bad, but I didn’t have time to walk him through the store…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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