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Incidental Fermat Projects #4: New and Festive

12-12-2012 02:22 PM by vipond33 | 13 comments »

Not so long ago I blew my brains out on Christmas building. Starting in mid September then I made 21 different things, for a bunch of real different people. It was worth it yes, but I was mentally finished by the end. This year is wiser, lazier and lighter with only 5 types, some 9 pcs. but good ones, mostly culled from my favourites at LJ. Here are three. As is my custom I make something for my boss each year, by way of saying thank you for letting me have free access to our shop t...

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Cutting and Installing the leg slot

12-12-2012 03:39 AM by StephenSchaad | 0 comments »

Cut the last 4 foot piece three times. Cut two one foot legs first, then measure and cut the top piece. It should be about 22.5” or so. Put the legs in the leg slot. Make sure to leave enough room for the legs to slide in and out even after they are painted. Predrill, countersink and screw two screws per side. These are the legs. I find that it’s best to simply sand down the edges instead of using a round over router bit. I’ll cover sanding and routing i...

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Cornhole Board Tutorial #4: Cutting and Installing Ends, Finishing the Frame

12-10-2012 04:25 PM by StephenSchaad | 0 comments »

This lesson will complete the frame of the boards. Measure the distance between the two side frames. This will be the measurement of the end pieces. Make sure you measure this correctly, too large can be trimmed down, but too short will be waste. I use 4×4’s to hold the boards up. Make sure to flush up the end piece with the plywood and not the side piece. It’s common that the sides can be longer but these will be trimmed down with a router or sander later. Predr...

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Cornhole Board Tutorial #2: Materials, Tools and First step

12-08-2012 04:43 PM by StephenSchaad | 2 comments »

In this section I’m going to cover the tools and materials needed and the first step in making the boards. Here are a few examples of boards I’ve built. If you’ve never played cornhole before, it’s essentially horseshoes. You toss bean bags on to the boards and you get three points for making it in the hole, and one point for making it on the board. You play in teams and throw against the other team. I’ll include rules in the last post. Tools: Power DrillPower DriverJig Saw or ...

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Cornhole Board Tutorial #1: Introduction

12-08-2012 02:53 AM by StephenSchaad | 5 comments »

Hello Everyone. I have been enjoying lots of posts and classes on this website and I wanted to contribute something as well. I have built many cornhole sets over the past 7 years since my father, sister and I built our first. I believe our current design is great for a portable, regulation sized set. I know there are many tutorials on the web for building sets but this is mine. They are easy to build and when you get the hang of it, you can turn out a two boards in about an hour. I...

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Make A Mini Corn Hole Game

12-05-2012 11:40 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

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Checkerboard Project #5: Custom Carved Checkers Completed!

12-05-2012 04:23 AM by Retsof | 3 comments »

After several hours of carving with my Dremel tool over the last two days, I completed the custom checkers for this project. This was my first attempt at wood carving and with 48 sides to carve, it was a bit tedious, but not too difficult. My skills improved a good deal by day two and I took some extra time to go back over the first day’s checkers and make sure they were all pretty consistent. I took some video of the carving process to post as a separate blog entry once I have...

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Virtual Pinball Machine #4: The Finished Product

04-30-2012 06:03 PM by milbert | 2 comments »

I thought it would be cool to follow up and post the finished product of my Virtual Pinball Experience. It actually turned out so good that I got asked multiple times whether we gutted an actual pinball machine to build this. There’s also a short video so you can see it in action. Thanks for looking!

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Virtual Pinball Machine #2: The Lower Cabinet Build

01-25-2012 08:39 PM by milbert | 4 comments »

The build of the virtual pinball machine is coming right around. The lower part of the machine is mostly done with the exception of some button and ventilation holes will need to be added. Here are some pictures of the assembly… The hardest part of this cabinet for me was the miter cuts where the sides meet the front. I did it this way for aesthetic purposes since the cabinet would have no trim I don’t want to see the plywood edges. Here is a picture of the final...

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Solitaire Game WIP

12-09-2011 10:57 PM by diggerdelaney | 7 comments »

W.I.P. of A Solitaire Board Game First of all I will not go through all the wood preparation just the main marking out and production of the dimples etc.Measurements are not critical but I never go below those I have stated in this build I have used those I have stated belowAnyway once the boards are cut to 10” square no smaller and to a thickness that suits yourself in this case 1 3/8” (normally I have mine over 1” thick). It is then sanded to 240grit all round Next job is to find the ...

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