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Project by doubleDD posted 12-18-2020 02:27 AM 957 views 7 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw one of these in a store last week and thought it would be a cool game for my grandson. I googled it and there were many sizes and different ways to make them so I just made my own version, and I’ll make my own rules too. LOL.
I came up with 12’’ x 24’’. It’s a 3/4’’ x 1’’ frame, much like a picture frame with a dado for the bottom. One bottom is 1/4’’ and the other 3/8’’, It’s what I had on hand. I used a 2×2’’ piece of white oak and turned the pucks to 1 5/8’’. You can buy a 1 1/2’’ dowel rod and cut them just the same. I made the center piece taller, kind of looks like a score board.
The pucks are 3/8’’ thick so the opening was cut 1 7/8’’ wide by 5/8’’ high. The power cord is 1/8’’ bungee cord I got from Amazon. 25ft for $6. When drilling the holes for the bungee I countersunk them so the cord won’t stick out so much. Adjust the stretch any way you want. Caution too much and the pucks will fly. haha.
I painted one and left the other natural. Finished both with clear rustoleum enamel.

It’s a cool game and they have different ways to play. The object of this one is you start off with a chosen amount of pucks on each side. That’s why I made plenty. Both play at the same time. First one to get their pucks on the other side wins.
Thanks for looking.
Any comments welcomed or questions feel free to ask. Great Christmas gift.

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





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John

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#1 posted 12-18-2020 03:24 AM

Your grandson and his friends should have a great time with the game Dave. I like the idea of the power cord. My fingers got sore shooting the pucks in Crokinole.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 12-18-2020 03:28 AM

Dave that looks like a ton of fun! And yes this would make a great Christmas Gift for sure! If I lived closer to you I would whip you butt at this game! LOL! Nah.. I would let you win! hahahah! Thanks for posting all the measurement I’ll save this to my favorites I just may make one someday! Great job on these!
Merry Christmas!

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 12-18-2020 03:31 AM

I would think launching the pucks over the wall might be a way to get ahead, Dave. ;-)

Great game, and I’m sure he’ll get a kick out of it. How’s the “Big Guy” cart coming?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 12-18-2020 04:39 AM

Thanks John. I never played Crokinole but I’m interested in it now. Yea that power cord bungee will sure give it a lift if you tighten it up.

Thanks for the favorite Tony. Wow, at first I thought you played this before. I was going to say find another challenger. It’s a cool game. You can shoot a bunch in a row then not make any. Of course your opponent is shooting back at you stopping your pucks from entering his side. It gets exciting. Maybe I’ll stop over for the holidays and we can build one together and have a challenge.

Thanks Dave. My first test shot knocked the puck across the shop. It took me 10 minutes to find it.
The little guy wagon will be given to him this Saturday . My wife and I can’t wait.

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

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#5 posted 12-18-2020 11:07 AM

That looks like a really cool game Dave.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 12-18-2020 11:10 AM

That should be fun.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 12-18-2020 11:35 AM

Looks like a fun project, great build

-- Eric, building the dream

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 12-18-2020 11:44 AM

cool kids game – I guess choosing the right bungee is the secret to damage control

-- 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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mafe

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#9 posted 12-18-2020 11:49 AM

I love it, really cool.
What a lucky grandson.
I have been looking at these and thinking of making one for my allotment house.
Now I guess you gave me the push.
Smiles thank you,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 12-18-2020 12:54 PM

Thanks Bob, Petey, Eric. It is cool and a lot of fun.Can be somewhat nerve racking, but it’s a quick game.

Hi Dick. At first I didn’t think the 1/8’’ bungee would be enough. I did a little test to see if they had enough power to shoot the puck and there was more than plenty.

Hi Mads. I think a larger one for adults would be more exciting. Say 2’ x 4’, somewhere in that area. Also it would give you a lot more board room to add a goal if you want. A few different game versions can be played.

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

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Rich1955

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#11 posted 12-18-2020 02:50 PM

This is pretty cool, Dave. I had a game close to this when I was a kid, But It didn’t look as good as this.
Great job, and I’m sure your grandson will have years of enjoyment from this!

-- Rich

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 12-18-2020 03:02 PM

Cool game and a nice build Dave! Flying chunks of wood. what could possibly go wrong 8^) Kinda like introducing you grandson to the “seedy” side of woodworking! I would have loved something like that as a kid, you’ll win the top grandpa award this year for sure!

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#13 posted 12-18-2020 03:10 PM

this brings back school memories for me i can remember making one of these in shop class except we had to make sticks for ours this is an exciting game GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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luv2learn

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#14 posted 12-18-2020 03:33 PM

Wow Dave what a cool game. Nicely done!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 12-18-2020 03:34 PM

Thanks Rich. I wish I had a game like this when i was young. Might of kept me out of trouble more. haha

Splintergroup, you’re right, what could be more fun than pucks flying everywhere.Still safer than ice hockey and I have a scare to prove it. LOL.

Tony that sounds interesting using sticks. Must of been a bit larger than this one and a lot more involvement.

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

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