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Project by EarlS posted 09-18-2020 02:21 PM 624 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My theme for the 2020 beer swap was dominoes. Jeffswildwoods was my recipient. Now hecanl enjoy a cold beer and a game of dominoes at the same time.

Dominoes
The tiles are made from Bubinga, Gombeira, and maple finished with Watco Danish Oil.

Storage Box
The domino storage box is some figured maple I was keeping for the right project and walnut. The pull is Katalox. The box is finished with polyurethane.

Coasters
They are made from Granadillo, with Katalox, African Blackwood, and Maple accent strips. The pips are maple. The finish is Watco Danish Oil, waxed with Behlen’s Deluxing Compound.

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





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Woodmaster1

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#1 posted 09-18-2020 02:27 PM

Great job on the swap project. I just bought some granadillo at Johnson’s Workbench sale for 20% off. From the looks of the wood finished I am going to be happy.

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#2 posted 09-18-2020 02:46 PM

Such a cool package Earl! Love all the woods and how you tied it all together :-) But, I don’t see any beer…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 09-18-2020 02:49 PM

Looks good job well done Earl.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 09-18-2020 02:51 PM

JUST WOW GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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EarlS

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#5 posted 09-18-2020 02:51 PM



Such a cool package Earl! Love all the woods and how you tied it all together :-) But, I don t see any beer…

- HokieKen


I forgot to take pictures of the beer…...

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

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jeffswildwood

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#6 posted 09-18-2020 03:06 PM

Earl, what can I say. I was one truly one lucky swapper that you got my name. Love it all. The workmanship is great and I have always been a fan of your segment work. Thanks buddy! Now let me help you out.


Such a cool package Earl! Love all the woods and how you tied it all together :-) But, I don t see any beer…

- HokieKen

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

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489tad

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#7 posted 09-18-2020 04:22 PM

Thats a fantastic gift. I love the coasters!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 09-18-2020 04:35 PM

Nice work, Earl, and I see you made the head of the not-a-mallet flat so it can be set upright on a bench if needed! Nice!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 09-18-2020 05:22 PM

Nice work Earl!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 09-18-2020 06:31 PM

Nice job Earl. So is the mallet to mash the cans flat? Confusing if you have to know the BEER export laws, wouldn’t it be easier to just drink the beers, and take pics of the empty cans?? :-)

Just kidding Brian…...

-- Think safe, be safe

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EarlS

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#11 posted 09-18-2020 06:37 PM

Steve – that is not a mallet. It identifies as Dominoes Utility Dohickey (DUD) which is a multipurpose tool to be wielded when playing dominoes.

Its primary purpose is to ensure the opponent considers the consequence of playing a tile. Play the wrong tile and the holder of the DUD may feel the need to mash your hand. Alternatively, it can be used to signal the end of the game with a nice plunk on the table to send the tiles into disarray.

Only on rare occasions should it be used to smash a beer can. After all, many states require the cans to be in pristine condition in order to get the $0.05 recycling fee refunded.

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

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KelleyCrafts

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#12 posted 09-18-2020 08:14 PM

Daily top three, well done sir. I noticed the handle on that mallet. Good call. Wish mine was a solid handle.

Very cool set.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#13 posted 09-18-2020 08:45 PM

All around super great, Earl. The coasters especially, love those.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#14 posted 09-19-2020 02:45 AM

Great job Earl! I’ve been thinking about making a set of dominoes. Do you have any tips?

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Woodknack

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#15 posted 09-19-2020 06:09 AM

Dominos were a great idea and those are some snazzy coasters too.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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