Life as an Amateur Woodworker #65: Solitaire

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 12-13-2015 06:17 PM 1054 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After the successful completion of Chinese Checkers it was time to get on with Solitaire, then I will be able to play when I am ‘Billy No Mates’! We played the Chinese Checkers yesterday, and it went down well, I thoroughly enjoyed it. For some reason since moving from Spain where I watched TV all the time, we very rarely watch it here in Colombia, so games are a good way to fill spare time.

In the same way as the previous game, I downloaded a template and printed it off to size, this time the board would be circular, with a 14” radius.

Again using 3/4” laminated oak board, I used my circle cutting jig to first cut out the circle set to 7”

then changing the bit to a bullnose bit, I cut a channel at 6” in which the marbles can be put during the game.

The template was then taped on the board, and as previously I used my hammer and punch to mark the centre of each hole.

As my previous effort had been successful, I decided to employ the same method to cut the marble holes, using my plunge router freehand, with the bull nose bit.

I went round the top outside edge with a 1/4” roundover bit, then did some sanding, and finally gave it a few coats of lacquer, it was ready to play.

Finally I counted out 35 marbles, fortunately this time, they did not need painting, and it was time to put it to the test, I managed to get down to 7 marbles, I think I need some practise.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#1 posted 12-13-2015 07:45 PM

I was thinking of the card game. Good job English Dude! LOL!

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#2 posted 12-13-2015 10:06 PM

Hahaha! Thanks Tom

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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