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Tabletop Bowling Alley

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Project by wuddoc posted 07-10-2019 01:27 AM 575 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I noticed several other LJ’s built this project from the WOOD magazine of November 20, 2018, issue 257 starting on page 60. It’s great for family fun occasions. The Woodbuddies built two so each family would have a game to play.

The pins, and other specialty parts are sold as a kit from a Wood magazine vendor. The wood used for the alley lane is Northern Hard Maple mounted on a Baltic Birch base. The surrounding sides are Alder and the lane triangle markers are Walnut.

We purchased additional marbles via Amazon along with bowling scoring sheets. The idea was to use this game as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) experience for all the kids. We discovered the youngest could not control the spring loaded marble pusher but had just as much fun rolling the marbles to hit the pins.

All family members are still enjoying these after several months. Some of the older children are learning how to write numbers, do math and fill in the score sheets.

-- Wuddoc





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#1 posted 07-10-2019 11:36 AM

Wow, this gave me a flashback of something similar i had as a kid. I think my mom got it at agarage sale. I think you had to roll the marbles manually. I forgot all about that until i saw this! Great job, looks like they are all enjoying it!

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#2 posted 07-10-2019 05:15 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#3 posted 07-10-2019 11:27 PM

very cool

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#4 posted 07-12-2019 08:03 AM

Lots of smiles there,congratulations!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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