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Project by Jamil396 posted 11-07-2017 04:27 PM 2233 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago my brother approached me to build him a drinking game for an upcoming Jack and Jill party we were attending. While it wasn’t the most elegant build, it gave me an opportunity to get used to my craftsman contractor saw, and the work flow of my new basement shop. Others on this site have created similar versions of this before and they were a huge help in the design and build of the project. (Check out their work here: and

I spend my days on a computer, working in AutoCAD and SketchUp, so I was able to get a good 3-D model, with all of the parts and pieces and how they fit. This made the cut list a lot easier. I used 3/4” birch plywood for the outer frame, 1/2” plywood for the covers, and 1/4” plywood for all of the inside pieces. The box was set up to resemble a military ammunition shipping crate, The inside was a poly-urethane finish while the outside got a coat of army green.

I set up a jig (pictures) and used my router base for my Dremel, with a grout bit (1/16”) to relief cut the grid onto the game boards. For the marking pieces we tried to keep with the drinking game feel and used colored steel bottle caps. We set in 1/4” magnets into the center of each square on the board. Storage slots were created for the caps and plastic shot glasses.

We ran short on time, so the ship pieces and labeling will need to be revisited.

-- Jeremy New Haven, CT

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#1 posted 11-07-2017 08:48 PM

Nice! This would have done me some damage in my younger days! Excellent build. I too use autosketch and really like it.

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

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#2 posted 11-08-2017 05:07 PM

This is a real nice game and looks interesting. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 11-08-2017 09:29 PM


Very clever build.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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