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Project by anthm27 posted 09-23-2019 12:36 AM 1961 views 13 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was inspired by lumberjock duckmilks project seen here,

A simple dice game called shut the box, Made with three species, Walnut and Ash for the base and the superstructure and number pegs from Oak. Once again I like to show off the end grains.

Made from 51 pieces of wood, 60 dowels, some threaded rod, washers and nuts.
The middle pieces cross halve jointed and the ends doweled. The base laminated with dowels and simply glued and nailed to the superstructure. The numbers traced in pencil from a plastic stencil then hand burnt engraved in.

Finished with Danish oil and signature hot branded on the underneath.
Below some pics of the construction stage.
Thanks for reading.

Kind Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.





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crowie

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#1 posted 09-23-2019 12:48 AM

Might be a simple dice game but took a top craftsman to make it look good sir.
Nicely done, top marks!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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duckmilk

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#2 posted 09-23-2019 12:48 AM

Nicely done Anthony!!! You previously mentioned the dowel joinery difficulty and I tend to agree that it is more difficult than the tenon and groove method I used. Your base is really attractive. You one-upped me sir ;-))

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 09-23-2019 12:50 AM

simply a beautiful game looks fun to play GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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anthm27

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#4 posted 09-23-2019 12:58 AM



Might be a simple dice game but took a top craftsman to make it look good sir.
Nicely done, top marks!

- crowie

Thanks Crowie for the kind words, It means a lot coming from you.


simply a beautiful game looks fun to play GREAT JOB :<))))

- GR8HUNTER

Cheers Tony, you never miss, Thank you.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#5 posted 09-23-2019 01:05 AM


Nicely done Anthony!!! You previously mentioned the dowel joinery difficulty and I tend to agree that it is more difficult than the tenon and groove method I used. Your base is really attractive. You one-upped me sir ;-))

- duckmilk

Thanks Duck , I couldn’t have done it with out your idea in the beginning. I pretty well used your exact measurements all round.

I wanted to make the drink holders in each corner but it kind of would have made the whole thing too big at 500mm (19.5”) .
It was just going to be too big so I had to give the drink holder idea away. It finished 420mm (16.5”) all round.

I still would have prefered it slightly smaller at 400mm or about 15.7 inches. But as you eluded to it needed the room to roll the dice and let the pegs freely flop nicely back and forward.

Thanks for the inspiration Duck

Kind Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 09-23-2019 01:56 AM

A lot of cutting, fitting and burning with fine results

I don’t remember seeing this game with 4 stations, pretty interesting

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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anthm27

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#7 posted 09-23-2019 02:37 AM



A lot of cutting, fitting and burning with fine results

I don t remember seeing this game with 4 stations, pretty interesting

- recycle1943

Yes, The four stations I,d never seen before until Duckmilk built his.
Once again Dick the dowel max doweling jig got a good workout.
Thanks for the comment.

Cheers
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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corelz125

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#8 posted 09-23-2019 02:56 AM

Vey nice meticulous work.

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Woodwrecker

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#9 posted 09-23-2019 03:28 AM

Yours came out very nice.
I made one of these games for each of my grandkids for Christmas and they play it all the time.

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irtamos

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#10 posted 09-23-2019 06:50 AM

Great job!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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anthm27

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#11 posted 09-23-2019 09:07 AM


Vey nice meticulous work.

- corelz125

Thank you for the comment, great that you call it meticulous. Thank you.


Yours came out very nice.
I made one of these games for each of my grandkids for Christmas and they play it all the time.

- Woodwrecker

Cheers wood wrecker, I browsed your vast array of projects and couldn’t see your one.
Thanks for the comment.


Great job!

- irtamos

Thank you for the comment, means a lot coming from a woodworking teacher. Thank you.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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Peteybadboy

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#12 posted 09-23-2019 09:48 AM

Great job! I also want to build that.

-- Petey

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anthm27

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#13 posted 09-23-2019 10:00 AM



Great job! I also want to build that.

- Peteybadboy

Thanks Pete, sing out if I can help with measurements, technique or design help.
Regards Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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Dave Polaschek

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#14 posted 09-23-2019 11:07 AM

Nicely done, Anth!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 09-23-2019 11:47 AM

Very well done Anthony! I’m thinking a 2-player game might solve the drink holder idea and offsetting them for each player one might get the same feel that you had with your beer holder…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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