"Tock Game Board"

Glenn McCarron

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Sorry, I initially posted this project in the wrong thread and then I think I somehow deleted the info as I can't find it. I had tried to post some more pictures but their orientation was wrong so I deleted them.


Anyway, my newest project is a game board called "Tock". It is basically and enhanced version of a game called Trouble but is played with a deck of cards in addition. You can Google "Tock Game" and see where I am going and understand the rules. Some of the examples on the internet are quite large and some are very plain. This is where Lamination Pro comes into the picture with a lamination and a radial square design. I again used my laser from my drill press to help align the cuts.

First lamination
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First Chevron cuts at 1 inch
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Flipped every second one.
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The big glue-up
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The first 45 degree cuts
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The first two quarters together
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A bit of sanding to mate the pairs.
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Hopefully today I will sand the boards and get ready for some small inlay and drilling a lot of holes.
 

Glenn McCarron

PRO Member
Stuart had asked a question about how I use my laser so I will show you with some pics.

I was unable to find a laser light locally in Nova Scotia and Rockler will not ship these across the border so I had to improvise. My drill press had a laser guide with two adjustable lights to form a crosshair. I preferred to use just one line. Through trial and error I found that the light gave me the finest line at about 14 inches above the work surface. I built a crude frame to hold the light and clamped it to my tables. Any adjustments were by moving the stand to giving it slight taps with a hammer. I also used a small wedge behind the light unit to enable me to make minor adjustments. Some pics to follow.

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stuart johnson

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Thanks, I think I understand. I thought you were using the X but it appears you are only using the laser along the kerf. Is that correct?
 

Glenn McCarron

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Boards are finished and the pegs are all turned. The pegs are about 5/16 round with a 1/4-- foot to fit nicely into the 1/4 hole. I added a small detail to each peg as well just because.
 

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stuart johnson

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Great job and you should be proud.

Does each peg go around the board and then up to the center? If so it looks like with four players the game might take a while to complete.
 

Glenn McCarron

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Great job and you should be proud.

Does each peg go around the board and then up to the center? If so it looks like with four players the game might take a while to complete.
Your correct that each peg goes around the board. The trouble starts when another player lands on top of yours and sends you back to the start point. I've played with 4 players and it takes about 45 minutes for a game. Not bad when everyone is talking and laughing and scheming . You can google the "Tock Game" and find a number of variations of what the cards mean. As long as everyone is on the same page it really doesn't matter.
 
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