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Project by smitty290 posted 01-07-2012 02:26 PM 1365 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project. Still plain wood, my step-son wants to paint it so I am waiting for him to pick a color.

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 03:45 PM

Nice job. So many facets going on here; swivel hinge, carving, and getting the geometry right. Would love to see the painted piece.

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 05:03 PM

Looks great, nice work!!

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 06:39 PM

Hey that is a real cool idea. Nice game but the hidden compartment is neat improvement!!!!!!!!!
Is that a magnet hiding in there to lock it shut? You could sell them to Cracker Barrel!!!!!!!!

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

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 06:45 PM

A cool first project and well done too.

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#5 posted 01-08-2012 01:19 AM

I like that. My grandkids would like that
Welcome to the site

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#6 posted 01-08-2012 03:56 AM

I absolutely love home made games. Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 01-08-2012 07:46 AM

@Jim Jakosh…yes that is a magnet, there are magnets in both corners on the lid and the bottom. I think that is a bit of overkill, the next one I build will have a washer in the bottom and a magnet in the lid, should hold just as well. Found the plans online and tweaked them a little, and going to tweak them a little more..LOL.

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#8 posted 01-08-2012 03:39 PM

Smitty, Love the idea of the opening for the pegs to go in. Looks good. I have made a few of these and have been able to put the directions on them using a laser printer and iron. Let me know if you are interested. It seems I have never posted one on here.

btw.. Welcome to LumberJocks.


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