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Portable Table Top Adjustable Puzzle Table


wvubaker
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wvubaker
wvubaker

My dad loves puzzles, but due to his recent bone cancer in his back, bending over a puzzle was too tiring. I found the Puzzle Magic Table Top Puzzleboard online for 99.00 but it was sold out, so I decided to try making one. Figuring out how to make it as light as possible, yet join the wood together was a challenge. I wanted to use a Krey Jig, but the wood was too small so I used lots of glue, clamps and finishing nails (and made a lot of mistakes.) My dad ended up with a functional puzzle board that can adjust to different angles and fold up to be stored with unfinished puzzles on it. It's a bit messy since I spray glued the felt around the edges of the plywood... and then had to cut it off in order to glue the frame to the plywood edges. Next time I will take more time to route grooves in the wood so that the plywood and wrapped felt can slide tightly into the frame. I'm still learning how to do things like that, and I was on a time crunch, so I tried the "easy" route which ended up not being so easy. Hopefully my next one will take less time and look a little neater.

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      • GREEN FELT
      • 1/2 INCH POPULAR CRAFT BOARDS
      • 1/4 INCH PLYWOOD
      • HINGES
      • WOOD GLUE
      • SPRAY ADHESIVE
      • SCREWS
      • CLAMPS
      • 1X2 BOARDS
      • STAPLES

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Portable Table Top Adjustable Puzzle Table

by wvubaker
May 11, 2015

My dad loves puzzles, but due to his recent bone cancer in his back, bending over a puzzle was too tiring. I found the Puzzle Magic Table Top Puzzleboard online for 99.00 but it was sold out, so I decided to try making one. Figuring out how to make it as light as possible, yet join the wood together was a challenge. I wanted to use a Krey Jig, but the wood was too small so I used lots of glue, clamps and finishing nails (and made a lot of mistakes.) My dad ended up with a functional puzzle board that can adjust to different angles and fold up to be stored with unfinished puzzles on it. It's a bit messy since I spray glued the felt around the edges of the plywood... and then had to cut it off in order to glue the frame to the plywood edges. Next time I will take more time to route grooves in the wood so that the plywood and wrapped felt can slide tightly into the frame. I'm still learning how to do things like that, and I was on a time crunch, so I tried the "easy" route which ended up not being so easy. Hopefully my next one will take less time and look a little neater.