Connect 4 game

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 07-12-2010 03:19 PM 2940 reads 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Remember Connect 4? It’s a fun little game in which players try to, well, connect four colored disks in a row. This is an easy build that you can do complete in an afternoon. Dealing with 42 holes and 42 disks gets a little monotonous though. But just remember: 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

If you would like to try one out, here's my template to get it all set up.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 07-12-2010 03:23 PM

that WAS a good book ;)

I used to love this game, this one looks real cool.

Thanks for the post Steve!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 07-12-2010 04:09 PM

great project steve
fyi mdf also comes with wood veneer
i have used some on stained projects

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#3 posted 07-12-2010 05:10 PM

Nice Steve…It does bring back memories. I had one of these when I was a little children.

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#4 posted 07-12-2010 06:18 PM

Hey Steve I have an idea for you’re shavings How about a wig all you need is a piece of nylon stocking and some glue. If you put all the curls on it right you’d look little Orfan Annie…......Just a thought. The game is cool I think I’ll attempt spending $ 18 to 20 For a $5.00 game. Sorry just being a smart A__!!!! ........Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#5 posted 07-12-2010 09:12 PM

KEWEL! Me likes!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 10:22 PM

Thanks Steve, I get a charge out of your vids!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#7 posted 07-13-2010 04:09 AM


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#8 posted 07-13-2010 07:33 AM

Brian, I was totally considering a drop-mechanism for this, as well as a sliding cap on top to keep the disks in. Alas, I couldn’t wrap my brain around anything easy and decided to keep it simple.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#9 posted 07-13-2010 09:12 AM

Thanks for this video, I just add it to my list of things to do.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#10 posted 07-13-2010 01:12 PM

Another great video Steve. Your videos crack me up, especially in the mornings. Like others here, it does bring back alot of memories. Once again thanks for the video.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#11 posted 07-14-2010 02:32 AM

Nice project. I noticed your crosscut sled with what appears to be aluminum angle reinforcement. Do you have a video on making it? I want to make one, but every plan I see calls for 8/4 maple fences, which is hard to come by in FL.

Thanks in advance…

PS I really liked your nail trick video.

-- Tom

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