Table Top Bowling

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Project by DiyMinded posted 09-24-2020 01:19 PM 1275 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another game that I made to keep the kids entertained. This tabletop bowling game was made from hard maple and a scrap of bamboo flooring. I used the bamboo for the lane in hopes that its hardness would help resist dents from the heavy ball bearing. Trying to turn a bunch of identical pins was a little tricky. Here is a short Youtube video if you are interested

-- Jared, Diy Minded

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#1 posted 09-24-2020 01:46 PM

very nice. I would probably purchase pins as I’m not a turner, but love the idea of making this for the kids.

-- Zach

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#2 posted 09-24-2020 02:05 PM

This is really a nice looking game. The kids should enjoy it, even the adults. I made one 6 months back and we enjoy playing it every so often. Funny thing I had intentions of using bamboo flooring for the ally but turned to maple in the making. Good idea having the holes to store the pins. Nice work.

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

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#3 posted 09-25-2020 12:18 AM

Cool game board, I bet it keeps the kids entertained. What are the dimensions of the alley, pins and ball?

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 09-25-2020 01:47 AM

Cool game board, I bet it keeps the kids entertained. What are the dimensions of the alley, pins and ball?

- Eric


The alley is 23.5”x10.75” overall. That includes the gutter
Pins are 1.5” tall
Ball .75”

-- Jared, Diy Minded

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#5 posted 09-26-2020 07:00 PM

Dude! This awesome! I love the idea and it’s beautiful. I’m going to attempt one soon. Thanks for sharing!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#6 posted 09-29-2020 04:30 PM

Looks like a fun game!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 09-29-2020 05:22 PM

Thought it read bowing!

Very nice. Looks fun.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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