The game board is a triangle with 15 evenly spaced holes. Start the game with pegs in all the holes except one—any one. The goal is to jump pegs one at a time, removing the jumped peg until only one peg remains.
Supplies and Equipment for the Peg Puzzle
- Scrap of wood—6½" square and at least ¾" thick for the largest pattern (I used birch plywood)
- 14 rivets or nails for the pegs
- Peg puzzle pattern (includes 3", 4", and 5" sizes)
- Proxxon Micro Bandsaw MBS/E
- Proxxon Disc Sander TSG 250/E
- Proxxon Professional Rotary Tool and Drill Stand
Instructions for the Peg Puzzle
- Print the pattern and mount on wood blank. To mount the pattern on the blank cover one side of the blank with painter's tape. Mist the back side of the pattern with spray adhesive, and mount on the taped blank. The painter's tape made removal of the pattern easy without leaving any sticky residue.
- Cut the triangle shape using the bandsaw or scroll saw.
- Fit the professional rotary tool with a brad point drill bit in a size suitable for your choice of pegs. Use the adjustable fence on the drill stand to perfectly align the rows of holes. Drill the holes.
- Sand the surfaces using the disc sander.
- The finished puzzle board can be painted or treated with wood oil or paste wax.