Its Toys and Games Season, that magical time of year when we buy plastic toys only to throw them away.
So I used Carbide Create to draft a Connect Four Design with short run/ local production in mind.
Something like these Wooden Connect Four Games:
I like the heirloom look of Handmade toys.
This layout of splitting the production across 2 sheets allows for High Quality contrasting woods to be used for each run. This would be a nice way to avoid needing to paint the wood grain.
(This could also be made out of Acrylic… )
The frame and chip parts are all nested so 2 runs of this job should be enough to complete 1 complete product.
Heres the rough sketch showing how the parts will fit together:
Everything fits in rabbit joint slots and gets glued together except for the slider that blocks the chips from falling.
Note: The Dividers must face the same direction, and after I make the first part I will most likely change something.
This C2D file is designed to fit on a Standard S3 bed and uses .25" thick material and a .125" endmill.
connect 4c.c2d (192.8 KB)
16" x 14" x 0.25"
Top Left Corner Origin, but double check all the settings and correct for your specific material.
Take a look, download the C2d file above and make one!
Scale it up, or down, have fun.
Post a picture if you make one, feel free to elaborate and refine on the design, we need more quality products out there!