Pucket backgammon game serving tray

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Blog series by mafe updated 04-16-2021 01:00 PM 7 parts 8008 reads 78 comments total

Part 1: Building the tray

04-12-2021 12:08 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Pucket backgammon game serving traybuilding the tray. To make projects for my daughter, is just about the best thing I know.So when she told me she needed a serving tray, for her new apartment and had a backgammon on her wish list, I decided it was a chance. It was just about at the same time I saw or LJ buddy doubleDD posting a pucket game and thought that would bee fun for drinking games, with her study friends (she study to become a Constructing architect), so I send you a thanks for th...

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Part 2: Making the pieces

04-12-2021 11:20 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Pucket backgammon game serving traymaking the pieces. This time we will be working round and round and round…Ok, let’s just go for it! We are back in the shop, winter and snow, the project on the table. I had these backgammon pieces in a drawer and were thinking that I should order some, for the games.But honestly… They are boring and didn’t you say recycle MaFe? Ok, we start at the lathe, with a piece of beech, recycled from a trashed wine rack. This is...

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Part 3: painting the backgammon side

04-13-2021 08:30 PM by mafe | 11 comments »

Pucket backgammon game serving traypainting the backgammon. So now we are at the point, that some of you noticed earlier, the part where make the backgammon side of the tray. I had many doubts, if I should route out and put contrasting colours in, or if I should paint it, so I looked what contrasting woods I had and had only dark. This made the choice easier and I were kind of happy for this, as I think it would have made the project even bigger. A new day, a new dawn.Danish wienerbr...

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Part 4: Assembly, wood nails, glue and endgrain planing.

04-14-2021 12:50 PM by mafe | 5 comments »

Pucket backgammon game serving trayassembly. Yes we are over the parts, painting, pieces and can finally put it all together, seems close to be done, even there’s a long way yet. This will be a talk about end grain, finger joints, wood nails and more. Today we might start with a game of backgammon, but looking at the corners makes me realize I need some more work. Pucket then?MaFe just get started, no excuses! Time for glue up.White indoor glue. A good squeeze out from every...

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Part 5: sewing...

04-14-2021 08:37 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Pucket backgammon game serving traysewing… Yes you read it right sewing, not sawing!Men can do that also and have great fun. But it will be a quick one here, as I’m aware most of you will just shake your heads ans say ’get a life, get a wife’,laughs (I’m single now). The game is also used as tray, so I realized the game pieces might end up somewhere and that somewhere can be lost.So time to sit down by my sewing machine, where I also make a lot of my hammock gear, but that’s an...

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Part 6: figuring out the Pucket

04-15-2021 07:00 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Pucket backgammon game serving tray figuring out the Pucket. This part will be about figuring out the Pucket game, where to put the bungee, how tight, how high and much more. We start with an empty sheet… tray.Hmmmmm how do we find out, where to put the bungees? Again the answer is a test setup, so first I make some profiles, like the once on the board. Do you see the picture? Bungee jumping, naaaaa I have probably put on to much weight, to jump out hanging in a 3mm bungee....

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Part 7: Lacquer and finally playing with my daughter

04-16-2021 01:00 PM by mafe | 6 comments »

Pucket backgammon game serving tray Lacquer and finally playing with my daughter. So we are back for the last part, here the part I like the least and the part I like the most. Fist finish, in this case lacquer, this part is something I am not a big fan of, it’s time consuming, difficult, easy to make mistakes and just on my list of arrggghhhh. But it’s also where the magic happens at times, where we get the piece to pop out and I guess it’s all about practice and patience. The part ...

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