|Project by MyChipCarving||posted 01-31-2012 04:57 PM||2361 views||21 times favorited||23 comments|
This game, Nuts & Bolt, is a challenge for the woodworker and fun for kids of all ages.
A threaded 1-1/2” maple rod and tapped cap nut keep the letter nuts in place.
The letter nuts are not tapped to allow them to turn easily to spell various words.
The youngest kids will enjoy the primary colors while spinning the nuts around.
Kids learning their letters will enjoy finding each letter of the alphabet.
Older kids will have fun competing to see who can spell the most words.
Change the order of the nuts and a whole new set of words can be made.
To choose which letters to put on each nut, I found the most frequently used letters and the most common letter pairs and split these up putting each letter on separate facets of each nut. That way, kids will be able to create as many words as possible. Blank facets on each nut can be used anywhere in the word.
For the woodworker, you’ll need to use your skills cutting threads, drilling and tapping holes, carving the letters, and some lathe work to ease the corners on the nuts.
-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996