Blitz Board

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Project by jim C posted 09-23-2011 08:19 PM 2785 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Myself and 2 other retired old cronies, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, get together for Breakfast at local restaurants, and afterwards walk to the central park in town and play “Blitz” (A game of 31)
We were tired of running after windblown cards, and I put this together to address the issue.
It’s all pieces I had in the garage, except for the box hardware.
The “board” is red oak as well as the stand-offs. The card separators are oak drawer pulls I had extras of when I changed my garage cabinet handles. The arms are just brushed copper thin wall tubing, and the weights are solid metal drawer pulls.
The container is just a glued and nailed plywood box with a lid made from a piece of maple cutting board.
The board was stained with Pratt Lambert light oak stain.
Both the board and box were sprayed with Minwax spray Polyurethane.
Nothing fancy, but extremely useful for any card games played outdoors. Campers would love this. Old guys with two much time on their hands too!
The project kept me out of my wife’s hair for a few hours. HA!

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#1 posted 09-23-2011 08:36 PM

Clever idea, they were probably fun to make!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 09-23-2011 08:54 PM

I am definitely building one of these before our next outdoor grilling. Great idea and design. Looks really cool. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 09-23-2011 10:49 PM

Very well done, Jim.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-23-2011 11:32 PM

very nice

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#5 posted 09-23-2011 11:37 PM

Awesome idea! Should work, nice job to boot ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 09-24-2011 12:59 AM

Greate idea. Well done

-- Dave -

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#7 posted 09-25-2011 08:57 PM

I ahve seen the game played. Never played myself. Great idea to solve the flying cards

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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