Post by Steve King (Admin) on Dec 19, 2006 15:26:55 GMT -6
Dec 4, 2006 5:31 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - The state attorney general's office has sued a Chesterton man accused of selling cornhole games and never delivering them.
Scott Thompson, also known as Scott Klenk, sold the bean-bag toss games to more than 30 people at community festivals around the state, at shopping malls and online, the attorney general's office said Monday. Thompson operated under the business names "Cornhole Gamz" and "The Backyard Board Company," with customers paying from $20 to nearly $330 for the games.
"After hearing word from consumers that this company was failing to deliver the products it sold, the company assured us it would reform its business practices," Attorney General Steve Carter said. "Despite promises to the contrary, it continued to deceive its customers. We are seeking full refunds and an injunction barring this behavior in the future."
Thompson sold the games at events in Indianapolis, Valparaiso, Whiting and other communities, the state said.
The lawsuit filed in Porter Circuit Court seeks consumer refunds, injunctive relief, costs and civil penalties.
A home telephone number listed in Thompson's name in Chesterton was disconnected on Monday.
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Post by Steve King (Admin) on Feb 18, 2008 20:20:35 GMT -6
This was recenlty submitted to me via email by a fellow visitor:
"My wife and I got tired of forgetting our scores from round to round and had discussed getting or making a scoring card like the one you advertise on TossingGames.com and then I hit on a great idea – hand tally counters – the little things you hold in your hand and click a thumb button which rotates a digital odometer-like counter (see below picture). They cost about six bucks. What you do is use a string (lanyard) to hang them around your neck and then you carry your score with you, we find them the perfect solution. ------------ M. Stuart Waller (Houston, TX)"
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Post by Steve King (Admin) on Aug 23, 2007 20:20:54 GMT -6
You can go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy the green imitation grass for inside of the square or octoganol washers boxes. It is located in the carpet section on rolls. They will cut you some by the yard. Lowes was a few cents cheaper than Home Depot (~$3.56/yd.), however, the Home Depot by me had a few different grades to choose from in stock. They also had different colors in the sample section that can be ordered (ie. blue, brown, etc.).
Other places to check would possible carpet stores and/or a boating center, since this stuff is used on pontoon boats.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 5, 2007 22:43:54 GMT -6
Originally played in a sandpit with submerged tin cans for goals, washer toss is a variation of horseshoes that’s especially popular in the mid-Atlantic states, where leagues and tournaments are common. If you’d rather not dig up your yard, make a suitcase version of the game that can be stored easily and will go anywhere. The objective of the game is to pitch heavy metal washers at a goal. Points are awarded to the player whose washer is closest to (or inside) the goal cylinder.
The regulation pit size is 3 x 5 ft., with a 4-in.-dia. can sunk into the pit. But for the suitcase version you’ll find no hard-and- fast standards. I experimented with several sizes and finally settled on goals that are 16 in. wide and 20 in. deep, with a 6-in. wall in back that slopes down to a 3-in. wall in front. The cylinder is 4 in. dia. Schedule 40 PVC, trimmed at a 10- degree angle to follow the sidewall slope. Because there are no standards, you can make a washer toss game from scrap material in your shop. The goals shown here were made from salvaged oak stair treads. Avoid soft wood (such as pine) and brittle sheet goods (such as particleboard) that are easily damaged by the airborne washers. If you’re purchasing material, maple or maple plywood are good choices. You only need one goal, but two is better because the setup allows you to more easily play in teams: One player from each team is stationed at each goal and throws toward the other target. To make two identical goals, I constructed a 10 x 16 x 9-in. box and cut it in two after assembly. The corner joints are fashioned with simple 45-degree bevel cuts, and the 3/8-in. plywood bottom panels are inserted loosely into dadoes before you glue-up the box.
To cut the box into two parts, I set a table saw blade to 1-in. cutting depth (the thickness of the stair treads) and sliced through the box 3 in. from the bottom on the front wall and 3 in. from the top on the back wall. Then I cut through the sidewalls with a jigsaw and straightedge guide, connecting the ends of the front and back cuts.
After you sand and finish the goal boxes, cut the PVC cylinders slightly shorter than the midpoint height of the sidewalls and affix them to the bottom panel. Then cut indoor/outdoor carpet to fit snugly into the box. Make a cutout in the carpet for the cylinder, and trim the cutout piece to fit inside the cylinder. Tack the carpet pieces down with adhesive. Finally, stack the goals to recreate the box shape, and attach draw-catches to the sides to secure them. Add a handle on one end.
For the game pieces, you’ll need to buy four metal washers. Regulation size is 2-1/2 in. dia. with a 1-in.-dia. center hole and an approximate weight of 4 ounces. To make the washers easier to find in the grass (and to designate teams), paint them with high-visibility enamel paint.
Materials for Washer Toss • 9-in.-wide wood stock (8 lineal ft.) • 3/8 x 16 x 20-in. panels (2) • 14 x 18-in. pieces of indoor/outdoor carpet (2) • 4-in.-dia. Schedule 40 PVC pipe (1 ft.) • Draw-catch hardware (2 sets) • Handle or cabinet/sash pull • 2-1/2-in.-dia. washers with 1-in. center holes (4) • Adhesive • Finishing materials
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Aug 27, 2007 21:57:38 GMT -6
Here are some more "Text" plans that I had found online:
"Cut 16 pcs(2x4) at 6 1/2" miter both sides at 22.8 degrees use brad gun (and wood glue) to make form(use palmsander to clean up angles)place form on sheet of 1/2"plywood trace outside,cut w/jig saw(before attaching plywood,place form on your outdoor carpet and trace the inside)screw plywood on, sand,stain,seal.-glue pvc in center cut hole in carpet and attach to plywood w/ velcro tabs."
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Nov 30, 2006 12:53:27 GMT -6
Tip: Assemble the 2x4 pieces first, then set the octagon wood assembly over the top of the 16"x16" piece of plywood. Trace the corners of the plywood so that you can cut them off, which will give you a perfect octagon piece to affix via screws to the bottom.