Shut The Box Games - 2-fer

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Project by doubleDD posted 12-20-2017 07:49 PM 2378 views 6 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are Christmas gifts. One is for my daughter’s boyfriend and the other I thought would be a good gift for my nephew and nieces kids since it is a great learning game. The attache case looking one was from a project posted back in June but never worked out. (long story back then) I was going to use it for my Dremel tool and accessories but it was too tight to fit everything in the box. It worked out great this way since he wanted a traveling one plus I didn’t have to make a box. The other is a open one and their kids should have a lot of fun with it. By the way, I stink at this game. All lumber used was from trees cut down in the area. Finished with lacquer.
Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 12-20-2017 08:30 PM

great job,but one game doesn’t is missing the #12. DOH!

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 08:43 PM

Thanks for looking Mike. I had to go back and unwrap the gift to see what happened. It’s there. It must be the angle of the camera. Sure looks like it gone.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-20-2017 08:53 PM

cool gifts dave and some very nice quality work.those will be handed down some day.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 12-20-2017 09:24 PM

very nice. I think I will be making one. (or more!)

-- Petey

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#5 posted 12-20-2017 09:27 PM

Wow! That’s pretty cool!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 12-20-2017 09:34 PM

Real nice games, Dave, That is a real fun game to play and a good learning tool for kids.

I saw on in the Mesa market that went to 24. You can add, subtract, multiply or divide to take a number down!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-20-2017 09:38 PM

I stink at that game too, but I love the fact all the wood came from local trees.

-- Ted

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 12-20-2017 10:32 PM

Well down Dave! Top quality craftsmanship as always! My first time seeing this game!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 12-20-2017 10:58 PM

Great gifts Dave and fine workmanship. Merry Christmas.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#10 posted 12-20-2017 11:01 PM

Wow Dave these are awesome gifts and you don’t even have to plug them in…LOL!!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 12-20-2017 11:44 PM

great work on them buddy, I;m sure they will love them… Merry Christmas

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#12 posted 12-20-2017 11:52 PM

Very nicely done Dave. And way to turn lemons into lemonade.

-- Daniel P

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#13 posted 12-21-2017 12:05 AM

Nice looking boxes Dave.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 12-21-2017 12:32 AM

Wow, Dave! Even more toys from Dave’s Workshop! And you say you’re not an elf

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 12-21-2017 12:33 AM

Dave that is a beautiful job on these. I built one years ago and they are fun to make and play!

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

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