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Blog series by Rustic updated 03-31-2009 04:50 AM 7 parts 7563 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Game Board start

02-03-2009 03:32 AM by Rustic | 2 comments »

This is the template that I have designed for my cousin’s wife’s game. I used a peg board cut to the dimensions that she specified. (don’t want to give up the secrets just yet). It took me a few days to get the layout right. I got the approval to go ahead and start making today. it

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Part 2: Template done

02-10-2009 04:30 AM by Rustic | 0 comments »

Well, I finally finished the template for the game board and attatched it to a piece of birch plywood 3/4 inch. Tomorrow I am going to start routing the holes. It took me 2 days to get my Porter Cable router set up for the task. Talked to my cousins wife today. She wants this one and about 3 more ready for a trip to Florida in April. I told her that I could possibly have them ready for her. She also asked if I could carve a saying onto the bottom of the board. I told her that I could wood ...

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Part 3: Final ok to begin work

02-15-2009 05:57 AM by Rustic | 0 comments »

Well, My Cousin’s Wife has just given me the okay to build the game board. She needs 4 by April. I am going to go to Woodcraft to do most of the milling as I don’t have the equipment. My local woodcraft rents shop time on Fridays, $25.00 for a 3 hour session and full use of all tools available. It shouldn’t take me that long to get these done. Just though that I would update everyone.

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Part 4: Boards are glued

03-02-2009 04:58 AM by Rustic | 0 comments »

Well, I was finally able to get to Woodcraft and start the milling og the boards. Thanks to Tearen, I have 2 curly maple, 1 walnut, and 1 oak. I have them glued up ready for the next step. I need to get them to a uniform thickness. I am going to use a belt sander to do this as I am low on funds and can’t afford to have someone else get them planed. I screwed up when I did the glue up, I did not use biscuits or dowels to line them up. (I was in a hurry. I only had 3 hours to get them all...

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Part 5: Boards are almost done

03-25-2009 07:51 PM by Rustic | 2 comments »

Here are a few updated pics of the game boards that I have been working on. I still have 1 more to build. I also need to create the turnbuckles that will hold thamarbles inside. On the curly maple one there is a huge mistake. (I popped through the top a bit when drilling the holes in the sides). I am thinking of laying a piece of darker veneer accross the board to disguise the mistake. I have sent my cousin’s wife these photos and explained what happened. I am awaiting final decision on...

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Part 6: Lessons learned

03-29-2009 06:37 AM by Rustic | 0 comments »

Well, as promised here are some of the lessons I have learned while making these boards1. From now on I am going to make sure that the boards are planed to proper thickness 1st.2. Use correct joinery when edge glueing boards together.3. Make sure that 1 end grain side is square before glueing.4. When drilling holes in the sides HOLD THE DRILL STRAIGHT. Better yet don’t use forstner bit.5. make sure to use a properly sized router bushing for template routing. (I ruined the 1st routing ji...

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Part 7: Boards are done

03-31-2009 04:50 AM by Rustic | 0 comments »

Well, Just got the boards done and delivered yesterday. My Cousin’s wife is going to put the finishing touches on them and give them to her family next week. I have asked her to take pictures so I can post them on LJ. She was extremely happy on how they turned out. Sooo now I have to clean the shop to get ready for the next projects.

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