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I had this piece of teak that wasnt big enough to make anything else out of,
2" x 10" square, so I made a solitaire game just for the learning exercise. The holes are not as good as I would like, but I'm not buying a 50 dollar round burr just for this.

But then I realised that there was no where to put the marbles while playing, so I sliced it apart and cut a dish in both halves to hold them while playing
I made a wooden marble of bubinga and maple out of a core from a hole saw, then rounded it after epoxy gluing a machine screw in, to screw the two halves together so that I would be able to carry the whole thing around.

I'm very pleased with it, seeing as how this was made just with a bandsaw, router table and pillar drill.
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Too cool! Love the clever solution to the storage problem

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just for the learning exercise.
A much under-appreciated way to improve ones skills.

Very cool game board to boot..

nicely done!

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Great idea well DONE.
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Very nice. But I had to look up what a solitaire board was. Not my cuppa, however, your board did give me a couple of ideas for other projects.

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Neat board Bob - a friend of mine made something similar, but with a bowl cavity on the lower half, and a large hole on top to drop the marbles through.
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Nice project!!! Game and storage are a good design. My complements!
I have a game like that in good ol' plastic from the 50s. My cousin also has one. We would play with it for hours. We played it so many times that we knew each exact move to end up with one piece in the center hole. Then we would have contests to see who could do it the fastest. Cheap entertainment before video games and cable TV.
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Excellent job Bob. A while back I made one based on another members' idea.
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Neat board Bob - a friend of mine made something similar, but with a bowl cavity on the lower half, and a large hole on top to drop the marbles through.
When I realised I had a very thick blank and nowhere to store the marbles, my original idea was to drill holes in through the sides and then push each marble through, but then the difficulties of getting them out again made abandon that idea.




Knothead47 Nice project!!! Game and storage are a good design. My complements!
I have a game like that in good ol' plastic from the 50s. My cousin also has one. We would play with it for hours. We played it so many times that we knew each exact move to end up with one piece in the center hole. Then we would have contests to see who could do it the fastest. Cheap entertainment before video games and cable TV.

I was given a plastic one about the same size as this also in the 50's. My dad came home one day with an extremely complicated diagram of which marble to move to which square in order to win. I spent ages memorising that, and over 50 years on can still do it without faltering.


Harrysin Excellent job Bob. A while back I made one based on another members' idea.

Harry, you were using tools way above my pay grade there. I was particularly pleased with the result of the dishes in both halves. They were done on the router table feeding a bowl edging cutter up from below as I dont own a lathe. The outer circle was also on the router table.
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