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Project by Indiana_Parrothead posted 11-11-2009 08:02 PM 2240 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another item that I made years ago and had in a local coffee shop. Here arethe specifics:

The dominos are made from Wenge on the back and Curly Maple on the face. To get the spots on the faces, I just drilled through the veneer to revile the wenge. The box is wenge that is dovetailed on the corners. The top is curly maple.

The finish is 7 coats of Danish oil that is “wet sanded” between coats with progressivly finer grits of sandpaper. It is then buffed with tripolli and white diamond and finally carnuba wax.

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#1 posted 11-11-2009 08:38 PM

Nice! Burl would be nice!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#2 posted 11-11-2009 08:39 PM

love the contrasting colors!! great job!

-- helen

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#3 posted 11-11-2009 08:42 PM

Burl would be very nice, you should send me some Greg. lol

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#4 posted 11-11-2009 09:01 PM

Great job



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#5 posted 11-11-2009 09:07 PM

this is the best set of dominos ,
i’ve seen made by a parrot !(LOL)

really well done !

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#6 posted 11-11-2009 09:34 PM

Thanks Mike for posting this
a may give it a try my skills may be up to it


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#7 posted 11-12-2009 12:50 AM

An excellent “what I could do with good scraps” project. Did you use any reference for the dominoes? I completely forget the rules that guide the pieces.

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#8 posted 11-12-2009 01:45 AM

I love it! Very unique and nicely done.

-- John @

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#9 posted 11-12-2009 02:27 PM

Mtkate, I used the plans in the Incra jig to make these. I also used the Incra Jig setup on my drill press to position the dominio for drilling the holes.

I have also used just one species of wood and filled the drilled holes with Inlace. You could do the same thing with a colored epoxy. One the wood you want to make sure that the wood does not have a unusual pattern to it so that once the dominos are upside down you can’t tell which one is which. For instance if you used a birdseye maple someone might be able to tell what a domino is by having two destinct “eyes” next to each other.

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#10 posted 11-12-2009 03:01 PM

Great work. I love the idea.

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#11 posted 11-12-2009 05:49 PM

Not sure I would have the patience to cut all the small pieces. Great stuff.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 11-13-2009 06:40 PM

Nice work!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#13 posted 11-14-2009 04:51 PM

Very nice work – love the detail!

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