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Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Game

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Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Finished
In this article I’ll show you how I made this Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Game

I made this Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Game in just a few hours.  It’s a great beginner project, and it was really fun to make.  I’ve made a few game pieces now and there quickly becoming some of my favorite projects.  First off there usually quick to make.  Secondly EVERYONE wants one.  Lastly, there just fun.  Your kids, and grand kids will definitely want one.

A nice feature on this board is that the end opens up to store all of the marbles when there not being used.  You won’t Lose Your Marbles with this board!

For a little extra help with this project I also have a free project plan (PDF) that you can check out, and be sure to take a look at my list of other free project plan sites.

Also check out “my attempt” at putting a video together on how to make this below.  If you make one of these be sure to post a picture of it over on the WoodLogger Facebook Page.  I’d love to see how yours turns out.




Not a lot for this one.  I used a single board that I was able to pickup at Lowe’s.

  • (1)  2″ x 6″ x 4′ – I used untreated pine.

Milling & Assembly

 Marble Tic-Tac-Toe BlocksI cross-cut all of my blocks with a table saw.  I cut a few extras to give away as gifts.
 Marble Tic-Tac-Toe RoutingAfter finding where my grid lines would be; I used my router table with a V-Groove bit.  I only went just deep enough to achieve a clean line.
 Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Drill Press DivotsAfter I cut my grid lines.  I then drew an X in each block to find the center point for each square.  You could really just eye-ball this, but if you want to get a consistent look this is an easy way to ensure that.
Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Drill Press Marble ContainerNext up was cutting a hole to store the marbles.  Depending on the width of your marbles you may need to adjust the width and depth for your board.  I needed to go 3″ deep for mine
Marble Tic-Tac-Toe SandingI cleaned up all of the grooves and marble holes with sand paper.
Marble Tic-Tac-Toe AssemblyI made an end piece out of a scrap piece of wood.  I rounded it over with a 1/4″ round over bit to give it a cleaner look.  I attached the end piece by first pre-drilling my wood, and then attaching it with a wood screw.


Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Finished 2To finish this, I sanded the whole piece using medium and then a fine grit sandpaper.  I stained my board with a dark mahogany stain.






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