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Blog series by Eric M. Saperstein updated 04-17-2012 02:50 AM 5 parts 44436 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Too early to post this but ... let's sneak preview our custom gaming projects.

01-19-2012 08:31 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 3 comments »

This is the centerpiece to a custom gaming table we are currently building – solid walnut piece with a very unique board configuration. The board will rotate on miniature canon trunions in the middle of the table … backgammon / chess … here’s a whole setup of iron work that will band the board to facilitate it’s rotation. The boards are leopard wood, Swiss pear, walnut, and ebony. The backgammon board is currently shown banded in walnut – there will b...

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Part 2: MAGIC! The game board actualy rotates!!! - Our design actually works??

01-20-2012 06:01 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 0 comments »

We’re still finalizing and tweaking – and kinda dumbfounded but it actually all came together and IT WORKS! Here’s the credits list – Project by Artisans of the Valley, this table is just one of those projects that just wouldn’t have happened without several artists coming together. We’re hoping to get in a good professional photo shoot with proper lighting and detail ASAP! Final finish is pending – misc detail cleanup and work maybe some distre...

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Part 3: Studio photo shoot today! - Custom Solid Walnut Gaming Table

01-30-2012 03:37 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 1 comment »

Here’s a teaser shot – we setup today for a photo shoot at the studios of James Lear Photography. (Untouched by Jim Lear) Custom gaming table by Artisans of the Valley, LLC. (Eric M. Saperstein & Michael Pietras) The table is solid American black walnut – the gaming board is Swiss pear, leopard wood & ebony. The piece is shipping to South Carolina tomorrow! Lots of images (about 600) taken today so we should have a few good ones to post once we process them...

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Part 4: Some of our Cedar Rounds - Turning Slowly into Tables

03-16-2012 07:19 PM by Eric M. Saperstein | 2 comments »

Two of the cedar rounds (not sure why I think I called them oak earlier …) turning slowly into gaming tables. These are two more of the Swiss Pear / Leopard Wood / Ebony chess boards – this time embedded into slices of a rather large cedar tree. Solid surface veneer mounted to 3/4” plywood. We figure that’ll stabilize the rounds, we inserted some wedges and butterflies just for looks and of course a bit of a functional purpose to stabilize. These are just started...

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Part 5: The First of the Cedar Slab Tables Completed!

04-17-2012 02:50 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 6 comments »

OK so this is the first of the completed “Cedar Slab Gaming Tables” ... we’ll post some of these as projects when we get better photos and a few more completed. We inserted one of our Leopard Wood and Swiss Pear boards with an ebony boarder. It’s inset w/ the full 3/4” plywood backing so it actually stabilizes the whole slab. We put in a series of butterflies as a decorative and functional feature. The larger cracks were filled with walnut chunks – wh...

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