Make A Shut The Box Game
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I really enjoy making wood games.They make great gifts and are a great way to try out some new woodworking techniques to customize them.This time last year I made a Quarto game, which holds endless design possibilities.
Like some chess boards, they become works of art as well as pastimes.Shut-the-Box is a very old game dating back to the 12th century.I'm going to guess that it is most popular as a gambling game, since it isn't very involved and each game lasts a minute or so.
I think it would also be a good early-learning game for children to reinforce simple arithmetic.I made mine out of cherry and paduk left over from my recent cheese cutting board project.I used all 1/2″ thick wood because 3/4″ boards always look 'heavy' to me on smallish-sized boxes.
I like to add inlay on lids such as this, where I drop a plywood panel into a rabbeted frame.It looks good, but the main reason is to conceal any gaps where my cuts aren't perfect! PLANSWWMM Shut-the-Box plans (pdf)SketchUp file...