Travel Tic-Tac-Toe Game

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Project by Dan posted 01-16-2013 07:49 PM 1652 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just realized that I have mentioned that one of my patterns was features on Steve Good’s blog, but that I never actually posted it as a project. Well here it is :)

This simple tic-tac-toe game is 5 1/2” x 5 3/4”, 3/4” thick (with the lid on), and features a simple sliding dovetail lid. The pattern is available on Steve Good’s blog, or simply click here to download. It was featured on his blog on January 13, which is a little more than halfway down the main blog page.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 07:51 PM

Cool and fun Idea,good job.

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 07:58 PM

Great gift Idea, might have to make one of these. Thanks for posting I did see it on the Scrollsaw Workshop site and put it on my to do list. Congratulations on being on the Scrollsaw Workshop

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 08:00 PM

Thank you, I won’t lie, I was pretty excited when I received an email back from him saying he was featuring it on the blog. And if you make one, be sure to post the project here (or even just put a pic in the comments here on this project), I’d love to see it!

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 08:03 PM

I like this…...However I would make the X’s and O’s from differnt types of wood so they had color. Perhaps X’s in walnut so they are dark contrasting with the O’s out of maple. However I realize that your goal was to minimize the amount of wood wasted in this project so therefore I commend your work.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 09:41 PM

Wow! I really like tic-tac-toe game. I remember the old times. I used to play it. Great job on that buddy! Cool.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 10:19 PM

”I would make the X’s and O’s from differnt types of wood so they had color”

Right now my shop is lacking in the lumber department. I made this by finding enough scrap wood big enough. I wasnt even able to make it all from 1/4”, the base is actually 2 pieces of 1/8” glues together to make a 1/4” board. It is all Baltic Birch void free craft plywood.

That would be why I designed the pattern to use as little wood as possible.

I also considered a dark stain on the X’s and a light stain on the O’s, leaving the game board and lid nude, to give all a contrast, but decided against it because since this would be for kids, I would rather leave it all nude so the kids can decorate it as they see fit.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 11:45 PM

Very cool. The kids enjoy the game itself, but giving them a choice to decorate it is another fun activity for them too that! Great job!

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 03:08 AM

That was my thinking GenerationWW, I know my daughter loves to decorate the things I make for her.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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