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Puzzles, Games, and Toys

I love to find new puzzles and games to recreate. They are fun to build and fun to play with.

They make awesome gifts and would be easy to sell.

Puzzles can vary in skill level but for the most part, require basic woodworking tools.

Cribbage is one of those “old people” games that I never gave much thought about playing… That is until I actually played it, and surprise surprise, it’s a very fun game! I had this gnarly scrap chunk of rough walnut that was the perfect size and destined to become a board. When it comes to making the board there isn’t really that much to it, it’s obviously a lot of holes in a piece…

MINECRAFT PICKAXE

A few years ago before all of the Minecraft pixel builds took off and before I really started posting to my YouTube channel I had made my daughter wooden Pixel Pickaxe and posted it on Reddit, It was by far the most popular thing I Have posted on Reddit to date, and so I decided to rebuild it, but this time as a two-part series I will also be making a Pixel Sword that you can see here on YouTube.

MODERN CHESS SET

I originally thought of turning these on the lathe but quickly gave up on that plan, as I lack the skills to do so. But I am a huge fan of modern art and minimalist objects. And started to do some research and eventually came across a set created by Lanier Graham in 1966 and fell in love with its simplicity and really enjoyed how all of the pieces fit in a tiny little box.

6 PIECE STAR BURR PUZZLE

This has to be one of my favorite things to look at. I love how Walnut has so much character.

This puzzle is actually very simple to make.

Starting off I took some stock that had a number of ugly checks and cracks down the length. After processing the wood I marked my first piece to get an estimate for now long each piece would be.

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