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Self Storing Pegs and Jokers Game

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-13-2012 12:02 PM 4541 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We play Pegs and Jokers in Arizona in the winter and each time we have to start by sorting out 30 to 40 pegs for color so I was trying to think up a way for the pegs to stay with each board. This is what I came up with.
The game is played with a double deck of cards with 4 jokers. The cards determine the moves and some move forward and some move backward. You play with partners . Some boards have 8 sections but I think it gets too confusing with that many so I limited my board to 6 sections.

The pegs start at home which is the straight line of pins that recede into the board. The object is to get them safely in the castle on the right side of each board. You can do that by going all the way around or going backwards and getting into the castle the short way . When one the team has all their pegs in their castles, they win.

I started this project with a drill fixture to drill all the holes in the top, the one in the edge and the one on the bottom. I did not show the fixture but it is a flat plate with gage boards all around to register the edges. That kept them all in line with the pattern on top.

The shaft that the pegs start in is pinned in so it can’t come out and it also has a rotation limiter so the holes never can be turned inside and hidden. The flats on the heads of the shafts keep the pins upright during play and receded when stored. The pegs are 5/32” welding studs with a colored bead glued on.

The boards and shafts are all quarter sawn white oak finished with Michaels Cherry stain and coated with 6 coats of Rustoleum Clear Matte Finish. I have found that this brand works better than Krylon for me in that it builds to a satin finish and levels out so nicely. I have brass pins and bushing for the connectors .

The next thing is to design a box to store them!
.........................Jim

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





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Roger

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 12:40 PM

Looks like a gr8 game. Nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 06:29 PM

very well done and presented.. Nice posting Bud.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 06:49 PM

Ingenious! Thanks for posting.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 05-13-2012 07:23 PM

Jim,

That is such a SLICK way of solving the problem!

Really SUPER COOL…!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 05-13-2012 07:58 PM

well made & interesting looking game jim, well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 05-14-2012 01:11 AM

Well done Jim.

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mafe

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 08:51 AM

Sweet Jim, and a wonderful game for the long winter nights.
(Think I have to learn that game).
Beautiful work my friend.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 05-17-2012 02:10 AM

Nicely done Jim .
I am looking forward to the storage box but would like to see it displayed as is, it may encourage a spontaneous game !
Kiefer

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-17-2012 12:17 PM

Hi Kiefer. Thanks. I have to make the box because we carry them in the motor home and they would get damaged from all the movement if I don’t have a house for them!

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

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