Shut the Box-My Version

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Project by Grumpy posted 05-02-2020 12:37 AM 1167 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Thanks to Duckmilk for inspiring me to make this for my grandaughter who loves numbers games.
The lighter coloured wood is radiata pine, the darker wood is Australian cedar.
I used a laser burner to do the numbers. Luckily the next day after i did the numbers the laser played up.

The frame was not really difficult.

The throwing area is 3mm ply covered with 1.5mm imitation leather.

I downloaded one version of the game rules, did some artwork. She is a paramedic hence the Ambulance in the background. Sealed with a laminater.

Several coats of wipe on poly on all the wood.

The lid is A thin wood frame covered with imitation leather,with eyelets for effect.
Thanks for looking & thanks to Duckmilk for the inspiration.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 05-02-2020 01:00 AM

Nicely made Grumpy, we all need one of these games to get through this isolation period. Your granddaughter will love it. Well done. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 05-02-2020 02:18 AM

Thanks Bob, much appreciated.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 05-02-2020 02:24 AM

Nice work Grumpy! Let the games begin!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 05-02-2020 02:38 AM

Good job, Grumpy! Looking nice!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 05-02-2020 02:39 AM

Oops. Double post.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 05-02-2020 03:31 AM

nice work gramps,er i mean why not both-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 05-02-2020 03:35 AM

Superb Tony,
Nice job, the rules you posted are the ones we have been playing under.they seem to work well.
I was wondering what overall dimensions you ended up with? I remember it to be a balance between the board game being to big to sit around the house or too small to play the game and roll the dice properly.
nice work

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

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#8 posted 05-02-2020 05:14 AM

Looks like fun. Probably was a fun build too.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 05-02-2020 08:13 AM

Once in a great while, Tony, you post something you’ve made, and I’m left speechless. Me. Speechless. This is me, being speechless.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 05-02-2020 10:20 AM

Excellent work!

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#11 posted 05-02-2020 10:57 AM

That is on my list. Nice job. Could you post the dimentions?

-- Petey

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#12 posted 05-02-2020 12:54 PM

Hi Tony, Real nice job on the 4 player game box. They will love playing it..I know I do!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 05-02-2020 01:08 PM

That’s a good looking version of the game Tony. I only made single versions forone player at a time. It is more fun this way. Nice work.

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

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#14 posted 05-02-2020 01:44 PM

why is there an amulance on the direction page does this game turn rough or what ? GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3 i like your version

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#15 posted 05-02-2020 01:48 PM

Great job! Looks like lots of fun to be had while in between calls, Grumpy! Please, thank your granddaughter for her service especially during this pandemic.

-- God bless, Candy

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