Good project for young woodworkers

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Project by Oldtool posted 06-15-2012 01:05 AM 4083 views 29 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s called Penny Hockey, Dime Hockey, or Finger Hockey, all of which your web search engine will return game rules and additional details.
My grandson wanted to make several of these to sell at an upcoming childrens craft fair. After he designed the game he wanted to make, he ran the bandsaw, the pin nail gun (both under strict supervision), peg assembly, and did the painting.
This provided us quality time in the shop together, and maybe, just maybe, I’ve created a new member to the woodworking community.
This project also provided an opportunity to use up some leftover oak flooring from a 4 or 5 year old project, and put it to good use.
Thanks for looking,

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#1 posted 06-15-2012 01:32 AM

Nice job. I was just showing my niece how to play this game. I could have used this.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#2 posted 06-15-2012 03:00 AM

Nice work on that. I think I might like this game.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#3 posted 06-15-2012 05:19 AM

Nice project, I’ll have to make one of these with my kids as well.


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#4 posted 06-15-2012 12:18 PM

Very nice OldTool. It’s great to have youngins in the workshop! Nice results too.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#5 posted 06-15-2012 04:08 PM

Very nifty. Should be a good seller at the fair. Nicely done. Top-3 congrats comin your way also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 06-15-2012 04:28 PM

con grads on top 3 , just too cool

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#7 posted 06-15-2012 05:10 PM

Very nice I am always looking for projects for my boys and this is a great idea, nice job.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#8 posted 06-15-2012 06:38 PM

Please extend to your grandson my regards for “Well done, both in the look and quality, but the multiple productions also!”

-- When can we go fishing, err woodworking?!

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Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 06-15-2012 07:04 PM

We made very similar looking “Penny Hockey Tables” in 7th grade woodshop. It wasn’t one of the standard required projects, but one the teacher would let you do if you got your other projects done.

For some reason, we used clear acrylic for the table and pan head screws for the post.

Yours looks 100x better

Great project and good fun!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#10 posted 06-15-2012 07:11 PM

I just love seeing stories like this. For years I tried to get my girls interested in woodworking, but they found other ways to go instead….one is a Quilter…the other watches TV!..Thanks for sharing your story

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#11 posted 06-15-2012 11:47 PM

Time well spent. Very good work on a super project.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 06-16-2012 02:55 AM

Great project and they look really good. Hope to see some projects from him.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 09-22-2012 04:38 PM

Cool game. It reminds me of a 2 hole micro golf course I threw together last year (because it’s small, not because it looks thrown together.) ;-)

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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