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Project by MasterSergeant posted 07-15-2011 05:28 PM 1631 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my analog version of Tic-Tac-Toe ;-D As a grandpa of 8 grandchildren, most if not all with their noses buried in some sort of glowing screen I decided to go “Old School” with some toys. So far it has been a success!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 07-15-2011 05:31 PM

nice! I like the storage pockets too.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 05:38 PM

I need to add I used rear earth magnets to keep the pivoting top aligned and closed. It was a chore keeping polarity straight and the magnets aligned on each side of the pivot. I have to get better and determining center of a board, I’m having trouble in that area.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 09:32 PM

Great gift for the Grandkids Kelly. I have been making my Grandkids and other kids lots of wooden toys as well. I have also been making popourri boxes with scrolled tops, and have the top attached with the rare earth magnets…it is hard to line the darn things up at first, but after awhile you will get the knack of where to place them.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 07-16-2011 02:54 AM

When I need to find the center of a board…either square or rectangular, I draw a line from corner to corner diagonally and the point where they intersect is dead center.
I use alot of rare earth magnets and find that if I stick two of them together and mark the outsides of each magnet with a permanent marker it reminds me that the marked side is the one I place into the hole I have drilled for it. I buy the packs of 10 rare earth magnets at Harbor Freight at a cost of about $1.50 per pack and they fit perfectly into a 5/16” hole. I then secure them with a dab of super glue.

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#5 posted 07-16-2011 03:41 PM

Love the “self containment” of the parts that have a way of disappearing over time. Great job MasterSergeant …..... er….. I’m sorry…..... MASTER SERGEANT…....... SIR!!!!!!!!!!

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