|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-13-2012 12:02 PM||4345 views||18 times favorited||9 comments|
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 Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!