|Project by AdrianT||posted 06-03-2012 04:01 AM||3713 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
Make these as attendance prizes for Kid’s Church.
The jenga set itself is made of birch, and finished with paste-wax so the pieces slide nicely. The width of the pieces was based on the thickness of the birch board (about 3/4”) so the whole set is a little smaller that a real set.
The box has two interlocking sliding lids (see #3). The big one allows the pieces to be stacked into the box, and it locks the smaller one in place (see picture #4). When you’re ready to play, tip it on end and open the small door at the bottom to allow the stack to be released already to play (see #1).
The box was made of cheap pine from the local lumber-yard, and some left over 1/8” plywood. Ripped the pine on my table-saw to make it thinner, and then hand planed out the roughness left by the saw. That was a first for me! I see now why (1) a planer is a nice machine to have, and (2) why people enjoy using hand-planes!
Used a dark mahogany stain (hides the fact that the plywood was much darker than the pine) and then finished with a clear acrylic spray.
Been following LJ’s for a while now, this is my first post! I am still quite the beginner!
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