Old marble game updated

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Project by Doug Scott posted 01-06-2012 09:55 PM 3142 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 01-06-2012 10:51 PM

Nice project!

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 12:19 AM

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 01-07-2012 12:38 AM

Thats pretty cool…

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

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 03:34 AM

What a unique tilt top great job.

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 03:49 AM

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.


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#6 posted 01-07-2012 04:59 AM

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 01-07-2012 06:12 AM

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 01-07-2012 04:19 PM

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 05-08-2012 01:42 PM

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

-- Jesse, NH

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