My version of Tic-Tac-Toe board

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Project by don1960 posted 03-12-2013 02:55 AM 2228 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Too cool of a toy for the kids not to make one after seeing others on here. Here’s my version.

Pictures show the progression as I added pieces. Last picture is the finished project with the pieces cut from a dowel and stained. Added a couple coats of wipe-on poly.

I think next time instead of painting the grooves, I’ll just add a thin inlay. The painting was a PITA. Got the stuff all over. It is colorful, though, and that’s what i was going for.

Biggest problem now is my wife tells me i should make 3 toys for each of my kids families for Christmas. Six kiddos, that’s 18 toys. Hmmm, better get started early this year.

-- -- Don from PA

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#1 posted 03-12-2013 03:07 AM

Nice looking Tic-Tac-Toe board.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 03:11 AM

Very nice. Must add to the build list!

-- christopheralan

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#3 posted 03-12-2013 05:04 AM

Nice, and I could play without my glasses even! (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 07:51 AM

Nice fun project. I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 11:27 AM

Nice, I like it. You could also glue up the grid instead of painting it, and the 9 blocks, like a cutting board glue up.

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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#6 posted 03-12-2013 12:47 PM

Nice work and I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 03-12-2013 01:56 PM

very sharp like how the red lines makes boxes stands out

-- greg indiana

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#8 posted 03-12-2013 05:23 PM

Hello Don1960

A nice fun project

Good luck to produce the others

You may use some jigs….
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 03-12-2013 11:44 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Looking forward to seeing the kids faces when they get this.

-- -- Don from PA

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#10 posted 03-12-2013 11:58 PM

Nice job. For color on lines or small areas I use sharpie markers. The color will look flat until you coat with polyurethane then turn gloss! And they don’t run or smear. Give it a try on a piece of scrap. Again nice job on the board, I may give this a try.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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

Don, Real nice looking version. I am sure they will be great Christmas gifts, good for any age from 2 on up.


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

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#12 posted 03-13-2013 02:44 AM

Jeff, I never thought of sharpies. Have to remember that.

-- -- Don from PA

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