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  1. 7.62x54r
    November 29, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    I’ve been planning to make one of these and never have. The ones I’ve played in the past had 12 numbers and three die. Once you got below a certain total (don’t remember exactly) you had the option of rolling only two die, but could still use three if you were feeling lucky. One big difference in the rules vs. how you played was that the sum of the die could be divided any way you liked. In other words, that double five you rolled at the end could have been the 1 and the 9. With that rule it’s not that uncommon to completely “shut the box”. Then the other player must force a playoff by also shutting the box or they lose. You can also play with more than two people. It’s especially interesting at $1 per game. 😉


  2. woodworking dentist
    November 29, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    Great game project just in time for the holidays! That paduk is beautiful. Looks great as a focal point of the project. Is that a hard enough wood to use in an end grain cutting board? That may be a really dumb question as it may be way too expensive for that anyway.


    • Steve Ramsey
      November 30, 2013 @ 7:31 am

      As far as exotics go, paduk is actually pretty inexpensive. I picked up a 6″ x 5′ long board for about $20. I think it would be great on a cutting board. Really hard.


    • Paul
      December 2, 2013 @ 12:41 am

      Here in Korea, Paduk is a little expensive I guess. Some woodworker use black wood from Africa-we say heukdan, maybe ebony in english. Anyway your video make me stress out and let me confident. Thanks Steve.


  3. Gareth
    November 30, 2013 @ 2:54 am

    I noticed this before when you build a box then cut the lid from the body….you appear to use a very narrow kerf saw blade. True?


    • Steve Ramsey
      November 30, 2013 @ 7:29 am

      It’s just a regular 1/8″ blade. I always make sure to add that in to the initial size though.


  4. Chuyin
    December 1, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    You make it look easy!!! Nice game and very well explained…


  5. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    Steve, great video I have been looking for plans for this game for over a year and plan to make one for my daughter. Played this game nearly 40 years ago but never knew the name. We played that you could flip down any combination of numbers to add up to the dice roll. Made the game play easier and longer I suppose. Can you by chance tell me what your source is for the hardware? It is a snap clasp but I have not located anything I like at the local BBS or online. Thanks


  6. RichinSC
    December 12, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    Cool game – can’t wait to start. You do make it look so easy. Thanks


  7. Dunk
    December 12, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Nice presentation as always. Did you do a Tic Tac Toe game as well?


  8. Joseph Cherry
    April 3, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

    Very cool! I have enough left over maple and walnut from a chess board to make two games. One with a maple box and one with walnut. Help me with something that’s driving me crazy. Do the numbers lay perfectly flat when I the shut position? If so, why do I feel like the fence should be higher or the dowel be lower?


  9. Hunter v
    October 22, 2017 @ 1:09 pm

    I made this for some fiends. One change I would make to the plans, would be the top and bottom box be the same depth so the top lays flat when open.


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