Old marble game updated

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Project by Doug Scott posted 964 days ago 1789 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thia is one of the games I used to spend hour playing at Grandma House, dose that bring back memories.

I up-dated this on for the grand kids. I made the top to tilt and with a slide latch, to hold it from flipping down.
So that it can be put away with the top tilted up and take less space to store it.
I made the pedestal with 4 legs to make it more stable. Then as kids we always had to look for the marbles form time to time, so I solved the problem by making a box with a slide door to hold all the marbles and the two dice, Cutting the half round hole for the marbles was easy using the Legacy woodworking machine with the tilting bed, I cut the groves on a taper , so that the marbles will roll out when the table is level. then fastened it to the bottom of the table , So you will never have to look for the marbles and dice.

I hope more than just the little kids get enjoyment from this project.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#1 posted 964 days ago

Nice project!

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#2 posted 963 days ago

Very nice. The marble and dice storage is very cool. I’m espaecially interested in how you profiled the design in the legs. Did you do that on a shaper?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#3 posted 963 days ago

Thats pretty cool…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#4 posted 963 days ago

What a unique tilt top great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 963 days ago

Doug, thanks for posting this…I have to agree, before the days of cable my sis and I played countless summer nights with my grandparents. I may have to do one of these for my kids.


-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#6 posted 963 days ago

Nice project!

I do have a couple questions:

What is the game called?
How do you play it?

Actually, if you have the answer to the 2nd question, I can get by without the answer to the first ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 963 days ago

Very cool table, Doug…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 963 days ago

Nice table, Doug. This is also my wife’s favorite game from her childhood. Calls it Waahoo. She’s been after me to make a board. I like the idea of a fold up table. Thanks for the post.

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#9 posted 841 days ago

This is a great game, my family calls it “tuck”. They brought it from Canada.

-- Jesse, NH

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