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Project by clieb91 posted 03-18-2019 05:51 PM 1055 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the Spring Swap I had a number of ideas but due to losing time to a sprained ankle I had to do something a bit more in my realm. I went with upgrading some of my peg games and adding a nice storage container. All in all it came with 5 peg games including the hashtag tic-tac-toe on the lid, 2 solitaire games, Chinese Checkers and a race game I created a few years ago called Odds & Evens. I included 5 dice and a rolling tray on the inside of the lid as well as a deck of cards. I do hope it will make a nice table piece for its recipient and bring lot of fun.

The box is poplar with walnut accents I used a couple of various woods for the games as opposed to my usual pine. The pegs are clear and walnut stained, from Casey’s woodwork.

Thanks to everyone that participated in the Swap and Earl for heading it up.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 03-18-2019 05:59 PM

Great idea and execution!

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#2 posted 03-18-2019 06:06 PM

I like this a lot Chris. Having all those games together would ensure they would get used often at my house. Well done and very unique idea!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#3 posted 03-18-2019 06:11 PM

That would be cool to take along on vacation.

How did you do the graphics?

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#4 posted 03-18-2019 06:25 PM

Very nice Chris. And an original idea.

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

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#5 posted 03-18-2019 06:35 PM

Great idea for peg games and a box to keep all the pieces and parts. Who was the lucky recipient?

Thanks for participating in the swap. Hopefully, you will get hooked on swaps and do more.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 03-18-2019 06:41 PM

Nice work, Chris!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 03-18-2019 06:49 PM

Very fine unit.


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 03-18-2019 07:22 PM

Thanks All.

Earl- SawdustPirate was who I sent this off to. Hopefully he is in good health as it does not seem that he is currently participating. This is my 4th Swap I believe and I am more than hooked. Just sent the message to Grant to include me inthe BBQ swap.

Ralbuck- That’s the best part they are Wireless :)

Steve- I use an ink transfer trick that I learned a few years back I found the blog posts I did on it and you can read them here if you are interested. Works great.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 03-18-2019 07:51 PM

Nothing looks so good than wooden toys and table games…great work !

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-18-2019 09:14 PM

This would work well in my cabin by the lake. Great job.

-- James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 03-18-2019 10:51 PM

Nice Chris! There is another example of a unique swap gift.
I like that you can also shoot craps on the inside of the lid ;-))

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#12 posted 03-19-2019 12:45 AM

This was a great idea for the swap. The whole family will be able to enjoy in the fun. Nice work Chris.

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

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