How to Make a Mini Ski-ball Ramp

This instructable is about how to make a Mini Ski-ball ramp out of wood. This is a great way to have something besides corn hole at a party. The sizes of the final product will vary depending on how big you want the ramp to be. I apologize now if this is not a good instructable as this is my first one.

Supplies:

Wood
Wood screws
Saw
Drill
Hole driller
Time
Paint
Paint brush

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Step 1: Choosing Your Board and Cutting the Leg(s)

First you want to choose the size of your board to fit your needs. After you figure out what size you want your ramp to be you can size the legs. To figure out the size of the legs you take what ever you want to be the legs and line it up to the ramp at the height you want the ramp to be. After you measure the legs you are ready to cut them. You can use a hand saw or you can use an electric saw. I used an electric saw to save time.

Step 2: Step 2: Drilling the Holes

Now that you have the board and leg(s) it is time to drill the holes that the ball will fall in. You can drill as many holes in the board as you like just as long as the ball you are using can fit in the hole, the top most hole is the hardest hole for the ball to go into, and you have room to screw in the leg(s). I recomend useing a drill bit similar to the one above as it make drilling a bigger hole easier. To make the hole bigger just drill on the edges of the first hole.

Step 3: Step 3: Attaching the Leg(s)

Now that the leg(s) are cut out and the hole(s) are drilled it is time to attach the leg(s). It is easier to drill a hole smaller than the screws before you drill in the actual screws. You are going to want two screws per leg to give it better support. If you are doing one leg then you want to put the leg to as close to the center as possible and if you are doing to legs you want the put a leg in each of the back corners. I made one leg as I wanted to save time.

Step 4: Step 4: Decorating the Final Product (This Step Is Optional)

Now that everything is put together it is time to decorate your project. You can decorate it however you want. I recommend that after the main paint job has dried you add point values to each hole. This is also the time when you can add plastic cups underneath the holes to hold the balls that fall in the holes. I recommend using a hot glue gun to attach the cups.

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    seamster

    20 days ago

    Looks fun! : )