Custom Bean Bag Set

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Project by Dan M posted 11-05-2007 03:32 AM 7394 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first in a round of Christmas gifts created in the shop .. this one is for a dear friend who also happens to be a Chicago Cubs fanatic—standard construction – 2×4 frame, 3/4 plywood top with a custom, hand-painted finish.

The hardest part about this project was completing it … I’m a Yankees fan ;-)

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#1 posted 11-05-2007 03:34 AM

So inside where it could not be seen you did the Yankee version.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Dan M

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#2 posted 11-05-2007 03:40 AM

Thanks Karson—truth be told, the ‘makers mark’ says “Go Yankees!”

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#3 posted 11-05-2007 04:05 AM

Great job! You did an excellent job with the custom paint job. Very nice.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 11-05-2007 05:24 AM

Nice job-Cornholer!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 11-05-2007 07:40 AM

It’s just a shame you didn’t use the Cincinnati Reds.


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#6 posted 11-05-2007 07:17 PM

It’s more of a shame that you didn’t do the NY Yankees! But I can understand that “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#7 posted 11-05-2007 10:36 PM

Nice job! I’ve made several sets similar to these but the game I copied was called “CornHole” and the bags are actually filled with unpopped popcorn. Are these a derivative?

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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Dan M

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#8 posted 11-06-2007 01:57 AM

Thanks everyone – I appreciate the kind words, certainly enough to encourage me to make more for friends and family!

Branden – I believe it’s the same game .. I use bags filled with corn (feed corn I suspect)—most of the folks I know call the game “Bean Bags” despite the lack of beans ;-)

Dadoo – I agree and Go Patriots!

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 11-07-2007 12:15 AM

Go DENVER BRONCOS …. eh, eh eh, PACKERS !!! my second favorite team …

Fun game. Very neat paint job !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 11-07-2007 07:47 AM

Good choice, Dan!! I love your card cases!
Too bad Rockies had time off after their sweep. They got too complacent, while Boston was still hungry!

Been a Bronco fan since mid 60’s!

Fantastic choices, here!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#11 posted 12-20-2007 10:35 PM

Awesome paint job. I have made a couple of games and have had no time to paint them yet. I love the paint. I am an avid cubs and yankees fan. This might be the motivation I need to paint mine. Did you stencil or just use tape to do different colors. I am impressed by the total package. Awesome.

-- Don't delay, do it today! If God is your Copilot, switch seats.

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Dan M

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#12 posted 12-21-2007 09:47 PM

Thanks .. looking forward to the look on the face of the gift recipient (3 days and counting)!

As for the design .. I used painters tape to mask off for the pinstripes, the main part of the design was drawn freehand using a compass for the circles/arcs

If I didn’t already make myself a set (painted to look like the U.S. Flag was draped over the boards) there’d be a Yankees set in my future!

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#13 posted 12-21-2007 10:42 PM

What a nice paint job. Tough being a Twins fan about now. They have sold or traded almost everyone of consequence. Wait til next decade!

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