Travel sized Tic Tac Toe board

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Project by Steve posted 05-14-2019 04:56 PM 517 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For some reason, I enjoy making small pieces like this. Maybe since I don’t feel bad if something gets messed up. Or maybe finishing these things is helping build my confidence.

The body is walnut, the dividers are eastern red cedar and the cover is cherry.

All 3 pieces of wood were free and came from rough logs that I milled myself.

I finished it with 2 coats of minwax clear gloss wipe on poly. Probably not the best choice, but it’s what I had on hand and part of learning for me.

I drilled 3 holes to store the marbles inside. Originally I had wanted just 2 holes, so I could mount the cover in the middle and have it spin similar to a helicopter propeller. But I didn’t have the marbles on hand and so once I had them, I realized that I would need another hole in order to store enough marbles. It now holds 12 marbles. I might add some magnets to keep the cover closed if I find it getting too loose, but right it’s fine.

It’s 3” square and ~1.25” thick. I gave it to my son and he liked it. Although if you ask him where it is right now, he doesn’t know. Lol (pretty sure he left it in my wife’s van).

Anyways, if you made it this far thanks for reading and looking. Any comments are welcome.

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#1 posted 05-15-2019 12:29 PM

Very cool Steve! I like the combination of those 3 woods :-)

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

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#2 posted 06-03-2019 07:16 AM

This looks like a fun activity to play on a roadtrip. Furthermore, it doesn’t take up much storage space so it can fit anywhere! Anything to keep the little guys occupied!

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