Backgammon Board

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Project by Trackeng posted 05-16-2018 11:16 AM 1428 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Backgammon board I made as a gift. I am about to make another one. The case is Walnut, the inlays are Maple and Wenge.

This was an interesting project which I had to design. I used the dimensions of competition size cribbage boards for the model and went from there.

Construction was a bit of a bear. Due to the inlays I had to do all of the inlay work before assembling the box. I actually had to do this twice since I messed up the first glue up. Once the box was assembled I put on the Wenge trim and cut it open. Once it was open I added the checker trays.

The finish is a clear semi-gloss poly sprayed on.

This was a fun one which tested a lot of skills.

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#1 posted 05-16-2018 11:25 AM

Great choice of primary wood and accents for the board. It looks great.

I thought is was a backgammon board. Do you have a picture of it closed?

I’m also really curious to see what you did on the corners. It looks like a variation on a spline?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 05-16-2018 11:58 AM

I did use a spline for the corners. You are right on the title. I posted two cribbage boards and I was hung up on that.

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#3 posted 05-16-2018 01:10 PM

Very impressive! Great job on the inlays. A treasured gift, I’m sure.

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#4 posted 05-16-2018 02:37 PM

Hey this is beautiful. I have wanted to make a board for a long time. I am thinking of veneering but I have never veneered before. I have done a couple inlay projects with templates. Is this how you did yours? I would live to know more about the process. Template making, indexing, etc.

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#5 posted 05-16-2018 02:51 PM

Great work, this is a beautiful board!

-- Eric, Mesa AZ.,

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#6 posted 05-17-2018 01:45 AM

Looks great, wonderful gift. Nice job I love the contrasting woods.

-- Change begins somewhere, let it begin with me.

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#7 posted 05-17-2018 02:21 AM

Very Nice!one of my near projects the Lord willing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 05-17-2018 05:04 AM

Great work, looks terrific.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 05-17-2018 07:11 AM

Congratulations! very good job!!!

-- Nikos B.

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#10 posted 05-17-2018 11:03 AM

Very nice! I bet the inlay was tough.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 05-17-2018 02:50 PM

Very nice work!
I saw once one made as a side table, that when opened became a Backgammon Board table!

-- Diego Cassels

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#12 posted 05-17-2018 09:20 PM


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#13 posted 05-19-2018 08:25 AM

That looks amazing, VERY well done. The play area is just beautiful.

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#14 posted 05-20-2018 03:01 AM

I just like it.

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