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Project by MasterSergeant posted 02-24-2019 09:26 PM 1044 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is a blizzard outside so I spent the day up in my shop. I was planning on a clean up but found this beautiful chunk of Iowa black walnut …........and that ended the shop clean up.
I got the idea from Steve Ramsey of WWMM years ago and ran with the idea. I inlaid the oak strip for fun and break up the dark of the walnut.
I used the 1/8” kerf blade of my tablesaw to divide lay out the squares. The kerf was used to hide the cut line for the marble storage. I place rare earth magnets to keep the pivot aligned, had to be care on polarity!! The marbles I had on hand were a touch over 5/8” so I had to jerry-rig a sanding dowel to enlarge the holes a bit. I tried a several bits to form the pockets for the marbles, I decided to use my countersink bit as it gave the best look and held the marbles better.
Finish is rattle can semi-clear poly.

Thank you for looking!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 02-24-2019 10:05 PM

Looks nice!

-- Vladimir , Serbia/Finland ,

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#2 posted 02-24-2019 10:31 PM

Very nicely done. I like the magnetic aspect of it too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 02-25-2019 02:55 PM

Love it!!!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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