Shut the Box Game

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Project by Roger posted 01-09-2013 12:34 AM 2303 views 10 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Except for the magnets, this whole lil project was made from the scrap bins. I made this for my youngest Grandson (so far the youngest).. We’ll be doing our Christmas with him and the rest of my kids in a few weeks when my youngest Daughter has her 1st baby. I got the idea from a magazine, and I know some folks on here have made them. The outside is just some Maple scrap, and the number blocks are also scraps/cut-offs from pen & pencil blanks. These woods of Yellowheart, Redheart, and Purpleheart were cut in half, then I burned the numbers on em. The 3/4” square acrylic dice were also in the cut-off tub. I used an 1/8” brazing rod for the numbers bar, so they could flip them up and down. The top is a scrap piece of acrylic that is glued to the top portion and actually slides to close. It will have a magnet or 2 to hold the lid on while it is not used. OH, I almost forgot, the felts, (green & blue/purple), were also scraps. Thnx for the looks and/or any comments, yep, I’m gonna say it, good, bad, and/or ugly.

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

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#1 posted 01-09-2013 12:49 AM

Nice job on this and I bet its a big hit !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-09-2013 12:49 AM

Neat game, Roger! That’s going to provide hours of “unplugged” fun!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-09-2013 12:54 AM

Great project, Roger! A wonderful use of scraps! I know they will love it! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 01-09-2013 12:55 AM

I’m not sure what that game is all about but I’m sure it will be get played a lot. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#5 posted 01-09-2013 12:57 AM

Looks like good, old fashion fun! Enjoy your second Christmas and best wishes to your youngest daughter and her big event. I know you’re going to have fun playing with your grandson.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 01-09-2013 01:02 AM

Very cool. I remember playing this game as a kid.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#7 posted 01-09-2013 01:07 AM

This is so cool Roger, this will be an awesome gift…..great stuff!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#8 posted 01-09-2013 01:26 AM

Looks like fun, nice job with the scraps Roger I know the kids will love it.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#9 posted 01-09-2013 01:29 AM

Well, shut my mouth… oh… Shut The Box… LOL

Looks like a fun game…

Looks nice…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 01-09-2013 01:59 AM

Really neat looking, but I’ve not had the pleasure of playing shut the box…I’ll have to google it ! Nice gift !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#11 posted 01-09-2013 02:00 AM

Wonderful piece, thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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#12 posted 01-09-2013 02:41 AM

Nice as always Roger.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#13 posted 01-09-2013 03:16 AM

Nice Roger, I always wanted to build a “Shut the box game” I think its a pretty cool game… great Job!!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#14 posted 01-09-2013 04:19 AM

Dude you are on a scrap project binge. And you are coming up with wonderful stuff.
Nice game.
Whats next Roger?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#15 posted 01-09-2013 11:17 AM

Well done Roger. Many of those old games were sure a lot of fun for the kids and I think this one will be too. This one is new to me, but it looks great!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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