Domino Box

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Project by socrbent posted 01-27-2018 02:12 PM 1391 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box has no great joinery, just beautiful wood IMHO. Inherited the domino set from parents. The nice set of dominoes were in a cheap plastic faux alligator skin box. Thought they deserved something better. Walnut and maple with clear lacquer finish. Walnut was re-purposed from a heavily weathered gun case that was given to me.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 02:21 PM

Those domino’s deserve a good place to be stored in. You did a great job on that.

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

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#2 posted 01-27-2018 02:40 PM

Very nice… did a GREAT job!

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

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#3 posted 01-27-2018 02:42 PM

Good work!

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#4 posted 01-27-2018 03:45 PM

This is a great domino box and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 01-27-2018 11:02 PM

Thanks guys.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#6 posted 01-27-2018 11:14 PM

Super nice, I need to make a couple of those. A really good idea! Thanks for posting this.

I see that’s a double-12 set. Do you play Mexican Train with it?
That is a popular game amongst my social group here in the west Houston suburbs. Several nearby neighbors, and us too, keep a double-6 set for “42”, and a double-12 for Train.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#7 posted 01-27-2018 11:25 PM

Jim – honestly I haven’t played much with the set. I know that my parents played “Tijuana Boxcars” when they were snow birds in Florida because a plastic form and paper instructions were included with the set. Is that the same game you are calling Mexican Train?

Do you know how many pieces are in a double 12 set?

-- socrbent Ohio

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#8 posted 01-27-2018 11:44 PM

I believe a double 12 set would have 91 dominos.

The name you wrote is not one I’ve personally heard, but it makes sense to me that the game is the same as Mexican Train. It is a similar connotation. It is a good game in that it requires some thinking and strategy, but not too much. Also, it can be played with any number of players from about 4 to 8.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#9 posted 01-28-2018 01:38 AM

Beautifully done. A very nice place for your dominos.

-- AJ

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#10 posted 01-28-2018 06:14 AM

...Bent, the box is nice, the woods are beautiful, and the finish is super. Just by way of sharing ideas and projects I made a dominoes box for playing Mexican Train. I chose a sliding lid because I wanted to be able to turn it over on the table and spread out the dominoes without dumping them out on the table. This is a link to my version. You did a wonderful job on this project. Thanks for sharing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 01-28-2018 02:28 PM

AJ and Big Al – Thanks so much for the complements. Al, I can see where a sliding lid would be an advantage. Good Thinking.

-- socrbent Ohio

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