Game Box

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Project by Sawdustmaker115 posted 01-31-2014 10:57 PM 1717 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a game box i made for my grandpa. you can play a few games with it like (i think it’s called) ’’Shut the box, ’’Reversi’’ or what i call it ’’Othello’’, and whatever other game that uses an 8×8 grid.
I got the inspiration of the box from Steve Ramsey’s video when he made a shut the box game The sides of the box are made out of some reclaimed wood i found(not sure what the species of wood), The top is made with 1/4’’ baltic birch plywood, i put a rabbet all around the top to make a groove for the cherry inlay(witch is 1/8’’ cherry ply). The bottom is just simply a piece of 1/8’’ baltic birch ply.
The construction was the same as how Steve did his box. I made the grid in the top with left over 1/8’’ cherry ply, i think i just ripped it down to 1/8’’ by 1/8’’ on the table saw. I then spaced them to fit equally inside the top and used a 2-part epoxy to glue them down to the felt. The little game pieces you would use to play in the grid with are made with the same wood as the sides of the box which again is just some old wood i found, to make the other darker color on the one side, i finished one side of the board with 2 coats of wipe on satin poly, and stained the other side with english chestnut stain and applied 2 coats of wipe on poly, finishing both sides before cutting them out stops the stain from bleeding down the sides. The pieces that you have to flip down to play shut the box are made out of solid cherry as well as the dice then coated with 2 coats of poly.
If you have any questions feel free to comment as well as jot down your thoughts, Thanks for looking. :)

-- Anthony--

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 03:35 AM

I am glad the zoom feature is back so I could get a close look at this. You had to do a lot of detail work & I am sure your grandpa enjoys it.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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