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Project by HankLP posted 02-23-2017 02:18 AM 2184 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made eight of these game boxes for Christmas; seven for children, and one for the friend who donated the broken down oak table which was the source of wood – that one has the original finish on top with the coffee cup burn mark. The other boxes had different woods on the top. I completed each six sided box then cut the lids off on the table saw. Even had the foresight to number each pair so that they didn’t get mixed up. My wife did the pyrotechnic work, burning the numbers and dots on the dice. She also installed the felt and some cards with rules of the game on the completed boxes. Fun project, but I’m done with box joints for while.

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#1 posted 02-23-2017 02:28 AM

Great Job !! They look like nice gifts!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-23-2017 02:55 AM

Nice gifts.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 02-23-2017 03:28 AM

Nicely done Hank! What’s the game?

-- Robbie, Wett Woods China

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 08:44 AM

Fun game and projects, nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-23-2017 01:02 PM

Very nice set! I bet these kept you busy. Nice job.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 02-23-2017 02:45 PM

I’ve made a couple of these, but I always make them using numbers 1-12. Why do these only go to 9?

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#7 posted 02-23-2017 02:54 PM

Very nice …..GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#8 posted 02-23-2017 03:24 PM

great looking bunch of boxes

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#9 posted 02-23-2017 05:10 PM

Hello HankLP

Cool project and nice work

I love this game

Thanks for sharing

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