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Project by Dan M posted 07-25-2008 09:41 PM 2067 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cornhole, Bean Bags, Tailgate Toss or just Bags .. whatever you call it it’s all the same game and it’s plain fun!

Here is my latest creation – a tribute to my favorite team – the New York Yankees .. the Mrs finally said it was ok to go ahead and make myself a set between customer orders so I grabbed the chance and ran with it. Simple box construction using 1×4 select pine and a 1/2” MDO top. The corners are mitered and biscuited for strengh with the top set into a rabbet and reinforced from underneath to eliminate the annoying bounce you normally get from tossing the bags. Designs hand-drawn and painted and, at least in my opinion, almost too nice to play on… almost!

Best part is I managed to finish this set just in time for this weekend’s series against Boston …

Thanks for looking

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#1 posted 07-25-2008 11:14 PM

looks too fancy to throw stuff at. although i guess the plan is to throw stuff through it.

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#2 posted 07-26-2008 01:08 AM

Great woodworking….................poor taste in teams. ;-)

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 07-26-2008 01:23 AM

Hi Dan;

I hope whatever you’re throwing at it is just as nice!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-26-2008 04:12 AM

Those are cool toss boards. I tried my luck at a couple of double hole toss boxes that I carpeted because I used two 3 1/2 inch spacers as toss pieces. It helps them not bounce off into oblivion. Kind of neat games. Yours are more specific and have a tradition tying them to your favorite teams. Really cool.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Callum Kendall

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#5 posted 07-26-2008 10:39 PM

I agree with Garyb6, Great woodworking…...poor choice in team!

Thanks for the post


(GO RED SOX!! lol)

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#6 posted 01-14-2012 11:27 PM

Wow! You do make some awesome boards. I really like the extra logos on the legs. Have never seen that before. Those paint jobs are very impressive.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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