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Project by Mosquito posted 684 days ago 1127 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little project that I did for a coworker. He used to sit right next to me, and I had a game like this that was given to me. The object is to get all the pegs from one side to the other, but they can only move one space, can only jump opposite colors, and can’t move backwards at all. We would randomly take turns moving a piece through out the day, and were never able to figure it out (go figure :P) He got promoted to associate consultant and was moving down to Atlanta (from Minneapolis). I told him that if we didn’t figure it out before he moved, I would make one and send it to him. And that’s what this is. I almost didn’t want to send it out!

The top is curly maple with the sides in Walnut. The pegboard is a piece of solid curly maple. The pieces are walnut and oak dowel for contrasting colors (mine has red and yellow painted pieces, but I liked this better). I “popped the grain” with transtint on the curly maple for the top, and then followed up with several coats of Minwax Polycrylic gloss.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods





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#1 posted 684 days ago

Nice job. Good luck figuring it out ;-) let us know how if you do!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 684 days ago

Thanks! When I found the game before I brought mine in to work, I found the instructions, read the rules, saw that the back had the solution on it, and threw it away… I mean, where’s the fun in that? Once you’ve got it, there’s nothing else to do!

This is the closest I’ve ever gotten (and it was the “test run” after completing it)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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