This was a gift for my dad's birthday, and probably my most intricate woodworking creation to date. I wanted to make some kind of sudoku-related object for him, and became inspired by pictures I saw of color-based sudoku boards online such as this one
. I figured creating my own version would be a fun project and make the gift more personalized. I also set out to make some improvements to the models I saw.
Mine has storage for tokens to mark givens (corners cut), guesses (solid squares), and possibilities (tiny cubes). I also chose rainbow colors so that it's possible to recite them in order when checking which are missing. I no longer have the measurements of the individual parts, but hopefully these pictures might inspire people to create their own projects!
The materials I used were:
- Oak boards for the sides and drawer walls
- Four sheets of thin plywood - two for the top, one for the drawer bottom, and one thicker one for the bottom of the whole board
- Acrylic paints
- Acrylic clear coat spray (for the game pieces)
- 2-in-1 polyurethane and stain for the board
As far as tools:
- Laser cutter for the pieces and their slots
- Woodworking shop machinery (scroll saw, table saw, miter saw, disc sander, two metric tons of sandpaper)