Backgammon Board for my wife's wedding present

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Project by MakerJake posted 06-08-2018 09:37 PM 1200 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun and challenging project I completed for my wife’s wedding present. She always has said how much she would like to commission someone to build her one of these. We were getting married in Hawaii so I had a specific date this needed to be finished. Funny enough, one day before our wedding we went into a store in Hawaii that sold localally made wood products made from Koa. She immedietly went to the backgammon board and again mentioned how much she wanted one of those. I told her I would buy her one once we were back on the mainland.

I made a lot of mistakes along the way of building this one, but persistence and patience paid off and I am really happy with the way it turned out. one of my favorite details was sandwiching the brass between the walnut piece that holds the dice. When you remove the dice it reveals the brass plate beneath and a small sliver of brass is visible from the inside of that section as well.

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#1 posted 06-08-2018 11:15 PM

This is a nice board. I am sure it will be well played !

-- derek / oregon

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#2 posted 06-08-2018 11:37 PM

Nice board! Can you post a pic of your favorite part zoomed in? I am sure she will be very happy with it.

-- Tighten it until it breaks, then back off a quarter turn!

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#3 posted 06-09-2018 03:00 AM

Great inlay – how deep is the box ?

-- St. Louis, MO.

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#4 posted 06-09-2018 03:29 AM

Great job, very worthy person and thank you for sharing and just an awesome story to go with it

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 06-09-2018 03:01 PM

You did a fine job on this backgammon board and I’m sure that she will be well pleased with it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 06-10-2018 04:24 PM

Congratulations on your marriage, wish you the very best! Now you get to suffer along with the rest of us married people. Only kidding, just remember to stay to your left and duck.
Your Backgammon Game looks terrific, you did a great job. I’m sure your wife will appreciate your hard work and the two of you will spend many hours playing such a beautiful game. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#7 posted 06-10-2018 05:50 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. i added 2 extra pictures to show closer shots of the brass I added. The box dimension is 4” when closed, 2” per side, and right at 1” interior depth.

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#8 posted 06-29-2018 10:28 PM

Looks great very nice.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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