Aggravation Board Game | Woodworking Project

Aggravation Board Game | Woodworking Project


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  1. TomKaren94

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I just use my Rockler template.

  2. Jonathan Beard

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    How difficult would it be to include a small pocket or hidden space where you can store the dice and marbles?

  3. Chad Whittington

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I am unable to get the link to work for the PDF plans. Can someone email them to me please?!

  4. ClayOgre

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Forstner bit for the holes? Would that cut down on the tearout?

  5. Daniel Collins

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I recently made a board game to give to a board game enthusiast I know. It's a lot like aggravation. It's 2 player and the second oldest board game known. It's called th royal game of Ur. It came out basically like a weird cutting board. But it's a lot of fun.

  6. Lazarus1940

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    My wife says, "That's not too many holes. Try making a game of Battleship!"

  7. Mário Fialho

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Very cool project, is fantastic.
    All the best for you.

  8. Jake Bryan

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    This seems like a classier game of Uckers. I imagine that with this you are not subjected to the humiliation of an, '8 piece dicking' or heckled as a ludo playing b*****d.

  9. Lynne

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    It would have been nice to have some storage in the frame for the marbles. Love watching you make fun stuff. You are the Man

  10. Brian W

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    What program do you use for the printable template?

  11. Daily Cup of Justin

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Hey steve! I would love to see you make a cigar box guitar! I've made one in the past. It's super easy. I would love to see your own take on it

  12. 4vinos

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Steve, can you make a Chinese checker board template? that is a minimum of `12 inches.

  13. alyssa20133

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    My great grandpa made these all the time! Making them for my wedding now to honor him as interactive centerpieces.

  14. Mister Vash

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Make a set of wooden dominoes or a wooden machine that sits on your shelf ,like those clacker ball things that u see in an office

  15. Adriano Rodrigues

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    no explanation on how the game plays?

  16. John Turner

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I have been making boards simular to these the last 2yrs. We call the game WhaHoo down in Texas. I made some of mine from an old maple kitchen table that was at a yard sale that nobody wanted. So I chopped up the table top and sanded it all down and made me a couple of game boards. I used a plunge router with a 1/2" box core bit and a router bushing. Made drilling the holes for the marbles way faster.. I like your sandwiched method as well.

  17. Brett Robinson

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Ive made probably close to 50 of these boards for craftshows and christmas gifts. I use 3/4 birch plywood. Put the router bit in the drill press and set the depth stop. It will cut just like a counter sink. Way easier and doesn't waste material like sandwiching boards does.

  18. Rochelle Raven

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I loved this game when I was a kid. Thanks for the video!

  19. olderendirt

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Aw, I'm disappointed. I was waiting to see how you made marbles. I inherited an Aggrevation board that I think was made from countertop or a table perhaps. The holes are all rounded inside and the outer corners are rounded so there are no sharp edges anywhere. The top is a white fleck patterned laminate mounted on mdf. It's quite attractive. However, a month ago we found a beautiful 18"x18" x 1/4" piece of maple by the road in front of our house. It must have blown off someone's vehicle so my dear husband put it in the garage. I'm finally getting him trained after 40 years. As soon as I saw this project I thought of that board. So good to have you back with your adoring fans, Steve!

  20. Dios Chotil

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I would have added one thing: One of the sidepieces I would have left removable, maybe attached with magnets, that way you can cut a groove in the board itself to store the marbles

  21. h baker

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    why didn't you just use the thicker plywood "scrap" boards for the game board? stick on the paper template, drill shallow "holes" part way through. Nail maple strips to trim around the edges to hide the ply, round off the edges, paint , sand and varnish and you're done; If you want, cut scraps to fashion a long narrow box with hinged lid( the length of one edge of the game board so it doesn"t risk getting broken off ) to hold the game pieces (marbles and dice) glue and clamp it to the edge and secure with some brads. My brother in law built a similar game board for the kids one christmas. worked out well.

  22. Build Stuff with AJ

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Awesome project!

  23. Robert Laster

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Steve, if you lose anymore weight I'm not going to recognize you..! lol

  24. Sebastopolmark

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    GREAT project AND cause Steve! !! !!!

  25. William Valentin

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Hey Steve how about using a small Forsner bit?

  26. Andy Hullender

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    You could make multiple ones at once

  27. Blake Lambert

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Great intro

  28. Dylan's DIY Workshop

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I remember playing this game as a kid too. Never seen one that 6 people can play on though

  29. Dale Pickens

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    A forester bit may have done a better job.

  30. Seth Galitzer

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Made one of these for my wife maybe 20 years ago. Used a spade bit to drill all the holes out of 1/4" plywood. Even using a backer board, I was glad to put it on a second layer to cover up the tearout. We still use this board frequently. A lot of fun for the whole family, no matter the age.

  31. Bubba

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    All of the Ryobi tools make you look DIY instead of a woodworker. :/

  32. Thistledown Woodcraft

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Yeaaa, a Steve video, with a Meow Meow sighting. Ahhhhh

  33. chipperkeithmgb

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    nice skirting from England

  34. Dosbomber

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I've hadn't heard of this game before, but since it involves rolling a die, it might be a good idea to make the marble/playfield area higher than the outer corners area. Inevitably, that rolling die will drop into the area with the marbles and send marbles flying everywhere. If you're going to use the transition between the marble area and the frame as a rolling area, this would make some walls around it to contain the die.

    PS: Thanks to your videos, Steve, I'm sleeping on a Casper.

  35. Gid joiner

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Try using a brad point drill bit to give a cleaner hole 😉

  36. Chem Cody

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    It was good to see you back in the shop building again Steve. I have really missed it!

  37. Julika7

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    What about the balls?

  38. BronkBuilt

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    That is a lot of drilling… But the end product came out great. Only enhancement I could think of is built in storage for the pieces.

  39. Impractical Fishermen

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Missed the oppertunity to make voids to store your game pieces in with magnetic doors, but still a good build.

  40. Deacon Cole

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I wonder if masking tape would be sufficient to keep the plywood from splintering?

  41. bingoboy99

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    As always you make a good video. I even like your commercials 🙂

  42. zev007

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    What spray adhesive did you use?

  43. princess crystalisnice

    May 12, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Hi ! Can you build a bunk bed for kids

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