chinese checkers for 2 players game board

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Project by Mike Gager posted 10-03-2012 09:46 PM 7321 views 17 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the 2 player chinese checkers board i made. i call it siamese checkers!

on the top is the checkers board and the bottom has tic tac toe and last man standing solitaire. the 2 halves are held together by rare earth magnets and open via a wooden hinge i came up with. on the inside is storage for marbles when youre done playing.

i used walnut and red cumaru with danish oil and wax for the finish

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 07:27 AM

It looks great Mike. Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 10-04-2012 01:06 PM

thanks john!

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#3 posted 10-04-2012 06:33 PM

thats cool. very different strategies when playing one person versus many.

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#4 posted 10-04-2012 06:38 PM

yeah the board is also shortened so it forces you to really have to mix it up with the other players pieces. with a regular board its to easy to totally avoid each other and its just kind of a race to see who gets to the other side first. with this it takes a bit more strategy because you can set up blocks

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#5 posted 11-05-2012 01:07 PM

A gorgeous looking board, on my build list for sure as I love games. Real fine hinges and the alignment of the dimples looks perfect. Were they done with a plunge router and a ball nosed bit or with a reground spade bit on the drill press?
Also, can you tell us the dimensions? Thanks for the great post.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#6 posted 11-16-2012 05:33 PM

the board is 6×14. for the dimples i made templates out of mdf with 3/4” holes drilled in the appropriate spots. i used google sketchup to make the pattern then printed them off and made the templates. i then used a router with a core box bit and a 3/4” guide bearing. saved all the templates so i can make more in the future

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#7 posted 12-31-2012 04:03 PM

Nice project with plenty of good ideas involved in the process : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 05-06-2013 01:45 AM

Hi Mike, do you make these for sale? I would be interested in two. Norm

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#9 posted 12-15-2014 04:37 AM

Very creative in combining multiple games in one.


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