Double Pinochle Box

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Project by StephenBlann posted 04-12-2019 12:47 AM 413 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a birthday present for my oldest child (freshman in college). None of their friends know how to play Double Pinochle yet, but maybe this will be a good excuse to teach them!

The box is made of Baltic birch and purpleheart. The card suits on the lid were routed by hand using a 1/16th bit in a plunge router. I initially tried to fill them with purpleheart sawdust and glue, but that didn’t look good, so I ended up routing them out a second time, and just went with the alternating grain of a lower ply within the BB for contrast. The center of the box is 3/4” BB routed all the way through, and mounted on top of a 3/8” BB bottom to match the top. I put one coat of Danish finish oil over the whole box, inside and out.

I printed up the score sheets on my laser printer, bound them to some cardboard with wood glue, and cut them to size with my table saw (sandwiched between some scrap wood). Not technically woodworking, perhaps… but hey, paper is sort of a wood product, right?! ;-)

-- Stephen

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#1 posted 04-12-2019 01:28 AM

nice box….........great game, too


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#2 posted 04-12-2019 10:36 PM

Nicely done. Looks great.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 04-13-2019 09:00 AM

Well Stephen, I think you have ace’d it!

-- Regards Rob

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