Family Names Scrabble Crossword

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Project by W.F. Judt posted 02-19-2018 08:05 PM 1082 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is real good at suggesting projects that will keep me occupied in my retirement. Her latest suggestion? ... a “Scrabble Crossword” featuring the names of my son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter.

The individual tiles are 6” square, made from 1/2” baltic birch plywood, with router radius edges. The tiles are finished in clear polyurethane, lightly sanded and top coated with hardwood paste wax.

The letters are the classic “Futura Bold” typeface, cut by hand (using an exacto knife) out of sign makers vinyl (available at your local craft store). I used a paper jig to position the letters and numbers accurately.

The tiles are fastened together on the backside using thin strips of hardboard and many #6 – 5/8” wood screws. The result in a sturdy grouping of lettered tiles that will easily hang on a wall.

I found a few “crossword” making websites that allowed me to create the arrangement of words/letters that worked the best for the available names.

Let me know if this project catches your interest, OK?

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#1 posted 02-19-2018 08:15 PM

It did catch my eye … very nice!

-- Seeing is believing.

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#2 posted 02-19-2018 08:50 PM

Inspiring! great idea – very well done. Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 02-19-2018 11:30 PM

Could you make one with her social sec number

-- No one likes the truth...

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#4 posted 02-20-2018 02:49 AM

That turned out great and I’m sure they loved it

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 02-20-2018 02:37 PM

This will make a wonderful present and is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-20-2018 03:41 PM

Very nice!
Avery wins with the most points!

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#7 posted 02-28-2018 06:12 PM

I can’t be the only one to immediately read it as “slavery”, can I? Or do I just have a very weird brain that flits around the page???

Still, it looks great!

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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