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Project by Mike Gager posted 619 days ago 2287 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a game i made called Quarto. the object of the game is to place pieces on the board and form a four in a row line with all four pieces sharing an attribute. The pieces all have a combination of four different attributes, tall or short, square or round, light or dark and solid or hollow top. The catch is your opponent gets to pick which piece you play.

I made the game out of walnut and beech with a birch plywood bottom on the box. the pieces are maple and walnut. finish is just wipe on poly and wax





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Fishinbo

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#1 posted 619 days ago

A handsome output.

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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 618 days ago

thanks. this is my first “commissioned” piece. my mother in law wanted me to make one for my nephews birthday present. hope he likes it

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Stevinmarin

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#3 posted 611 days ago

Hey Mike, thanks for the idea! I have never heard of this game before but yours inspired me to make one for this week’s video project. http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/33087

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 611 days ago

Mike what a great game and project

I missed it first time around but got the link

from Steve Ramsay’s wood working for mere

mortals.

Thanks 4 sharing
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Mike Gager

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#5 posted 609 days ago

hey steve nice board! glad i could give you some inspiration, its a fun game. its neat seeing someone else come up with a way to make the game. also extra points for pronouncing my last name right haha!

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djang000

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#6 posted 605 days ago

Hey Mike

I really like it! I’m would like to make one as well (you know; xmas gift!) :) and I’m struggling on how you made the round pieces…without a lathe. How did you do? (or you just happen to be a wood turner as well?) :)

sam

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Mike Gager

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#7 posted 604 days ago

well i dont have a lathe so i bought 1” maple dowels from the lumber yard. youll notice that the maple squares and round pieces have a difference in color, i suspect this is because i used hard maple for the squares and the dowels were probably soft maple. they looked the same until i put the finish on. hope that helps!

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djang000

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#8 posted 604 days ago

Yes, thanks Mike. I think I’ll try to create mine using a 1/2” roundover bit. We’ll see where this takes me! :)

How did you do the line on the dowel?

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Mike Gager

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#9 posted 604 days ago

with the table saw, i made a jig to hold the dowel and just rotated it to make the cut

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djang000

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#10 posted 604 days ago

[facepalm]. Off course. Thanks Mike! :) I’ll send you a post to mine once completed! ;)

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Napaman

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#11 posted 604 days ago

FANTASTIC! I love the simplicity of the pieces!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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jtpryan

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#12 posted 595 days ago

Could you post some dimensions that you used?

-Jim

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Mike Gager

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#13 posted 594 days ago

total box size is 12.5”x12.5” and about 3.5” tall the board circles are 1.5” and the pieces are 1” square and 1” round (dowels) they are 3” and 1.5” tall

let me know if you want any other dimensions

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