Shut The Box

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Project by Deela40 posted 01-02-2010 05:12 AM 2848 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this game (called “Shut the Box”) for a gift exchange. We were supposed to spend only $5.00. I decided to use what I had and buy what I needed. I ended up spending $4.96, just under the limit.

I used oak for the tiles. Anyone know what the box is made of? I am still learning how to tell the difference in various types of wood and am not sure about it. I used walnut oil to stain both the box and the tiles (photo 3). I think it turned out pretty well overall. I am going to use what I learned (i.e., my mistakes) and make one for myself.

If you are interested in seeing how I made it, you can view the blog I wrote up on it. Here is the First Entry.


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#1 posted 01-02-2010 05:15 AM

Interesting project.

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 07:20 AM

dont worry about knowing all the woods, even the guys that work with it every dat get stumped once in a while. project look good. whats the game?

-- Erik

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 04:57 PM

how do you play…..? Nice game board.
Wood: it’s either mahogony or ipea. Thats my guess.

Was it a heavier wood? Mahogany is very light. Ipea (pronounced Ip-A) is more of an heavy duty, exterior, deck lumber. I believe, but not sure, that ipea is also known as south american mahogany, Because of how close they look. Or poor mans mahogany. I guiess I have no idea what it is 100% but thats my guess one of those two.

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#4 posted 01-02-2010 06:47 PM

The game is called “Shut the Box”. Here is a link to info about the game with the directions from Wikipedia.

The wood was not overly heavy. One thing I did notice while working with it is that it produces very fine pieces of saw dust. When I would run it through the table saw, the saw dust was very fine compared to the other wood I have worked with in the past. Does that help any with identifying it?


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