A backgammon set I made for my nephew

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Project by Woodfella posted 11-23-2010 07:08 AM 2642 views 14 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this backgammon set as a gift for my nephew. It’s a project I’ve always wanted to try. Maple, walnut, and mahogany with the case made out of teak. The only thing I purchased was the dice set.

-- Woodfella, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 07:22 AM

Absolutely beautiful – very nice work!

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 07:23 AM

Absolutely beautiful…!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 08:15 AM

Simply AMAZING work! I really like the color choices, and the game pieces turned out fantastic.

-- Dale, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 09:34 AM

Very nice looking piece, great work.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 11:44 AM

Absolutely beautiful game you have made here. The colors really pop – very nice work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 01:58 PM

Very nice work.
I like the whole thing but the game pieces intrigue me. How did you sand and finish them?

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 11-23-2010 03:18 PM

Jeepturner: I thickness sanded my stock up to 220 grit before I started cutting them. I cut them using a washer and a pattern cutting bit with a hold down fixture on my router table. Then I had to do only minimal sanding with my random orbit sander by sticking them down in 2 rows to a strip of double face tape. I finished them with 5-6 coats of tung oil followed by a light buffing on a buffing wheel.

-- Woodfella, Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 11-23-2010 04:49 PM

Very Nice Set !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#9 posted 11-23-2010 06:50 PM

That looks wonderful. I love backgammon and recently have gotten my g/f absolutely hooked :) It’s a wonderful game and you made a beautiful set to be played with

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#10 posted 11-23-2010 07:23 PM

Nice to see. Would love to do something similar

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 11-23-2010 11:23 PM

Wow. Gorgeous! I’d love to play on that set.

-- I do not like work even when someone else does it. - Mark Twain

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#12 posted 11-24-2010 02:15 AM

Great looking backgammon set. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 11-24-2010 05:54 AM

Very nice job you did! Nice choice of wood and great craftsmanship.

Hmmmmmm, I think I feel a project coming on…..


-- Alberta, Canada

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#14 posted 11-24-2010 02:14 PM

I have no idea how to play backgammon, but I can still appreciate the work that went into this project. The design and wood choice is awesome. Great job!

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#15 posted 11-26-2010 04:50 PM

looka great, well done.

-- No matter where you go, there ya are!l

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