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76 days ago

If you know what this stand/carnival game is, maybe you can help. We need to build one, and quick, but my searchfu on the interwebz turns up nothing. Looking for plans, can you help?

Sorry for lack of detail for those who don’t know, but I’ve not actually seen or played it… I’m told it’s an involved build (?); doesn’t look too bad, so I must be missing something. Here are the only pics I have:

Thanks!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 76 days ago

Any idea as to the premise of the game Smitty?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 76 days ago

It’s all about getting some kind of ‘five in a row’, don’t know more than that. That insert would certainly be a bought piece, you’d think.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 76 days ago

Its kind of like skeeball mixed with bingo?

The insert looks like a stepped series of forstner bit holes. One larger ring on the outside with an inner, smaller, ring? But then there appears to be square tapers. CNC’d id imagine.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 76 days ago

Got it .. Ball Bingo is the name. Appears to be a few iterations of it online

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 76 days ago

http://funservicesbayarea.com/wp-content/uploads/ballbingo.pdf

PDF to the rules.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#6 posted 76 days ago

It’s all about that insert. Not a muffin pan, plastic of sorts. Has to be a bought item, right? From where?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 76 days ago

The box measure 20” x 20” x 20” and ive seen it using ping pong balls. Id figure to drill out the holes with a forstner bit a little smaller in diameter than the ball. The diameter of a ping pong ball is 40mm or 1.57”. You might get away with 1.5” forstner?

Search fu level = Wizard.

That insert may be tough to find Google image search shows a lot of homemade ones out of plywood. Let me see if I can obtain grand wizard status.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#8 posted 76 days ago

So nothing complicated about anything but the insert.
Everything is basic except that.

The insert you would need to make a router template that allows you to lower the router and raise it back as you are moving. Not easy. There is a router carving tool like that. But you would have to make your own template.
Someone with a CNC could do that quickly.

The only other way I could think of making this quickly, with little fuss, is to build a grid, then glue in the angled pieces. Cut long wedges, then miter them up, glue them in the grid, then drill the holes.
So to build the wedges, take a long piece of wood and on a table saw or band saw cut the wedge length wise.
Then use a band saw to cut the miters (safest).

-- Jeff NJ

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 76 days ago

Jeff, I like the way you think! That is a very solid approach.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#10 posted 76 days ago

for the center piece, take a piece of 3/4 stock, drill the holes all the way threw, run a low angel chamfer bit with a bearing around each hole to give the slope, then glue a bottom and paint.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#11 posted 76 days ago

I agree with Don Smitty. Don’t get too hung up on the exact shape of the plastic tray in the photo. You need a 5×5 grid such that when you throw the balls at it from a distance of 5 feet, each ball will settle in a hole. Depending on the diameter of the balls you’ll be using, think things like:

pool ball trays

seed trays

egg trays

ice cube trays

golf ball trays, cake ball trays, etc., etc.

Just trying to think outside the box Smitty

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 76 days ago

I think Jeff is on to it. Wedges. He already described. Assemble them properly oriented on a quick and dirty perimeter/backing jig (like a picture frame with a plywood back). Maybe got glue. Then after drilling the holes into the centers of the assembled wedges, remove them, then wood glue them to an un damaged piece of 1/4 (or whatevs) ply, MDF, etc.

A hole saw might be a better bet for cutting the circles. It is a bit rougher, but maybe the point of the Forster bit will be hindered from properly keeping you on center due to the sloped sides.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#13 posted 75 days ago

The name of the game is Fascination. My wife worked at the Olympic Fascination parlor on the boardwalk at Wildwood, New Jersey. The balls she remembers are about handball size. Wilkipedia explains pretty well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascination_%28game%29

-- The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic, and a terrible waste of time. Edwin Bliss

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Buckethead

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#14 posted 75 days ago

Hot glue in my post instead of got glue.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#15 posted 75 days ago

Gerry, thanks very much for that!!!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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