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Project by kiefer posted 12-07-2011 06:39 AM 3506 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the Christmas presents I am working on in between several others as the finish is drying.
This game board is like several others on this site but I decided to do a build up on Baltic birch plywood to hopefully to prevent it from warping after reading Gene’s (VIPOND) post.
The top surface is jatoba which I think will be a nice contrast .
The little squares are cut very precise on my small sled and as you can see I got them bang on as they have to be . All the parts where planed to 1/4” thickness with a 2 thousands difference in thickness and after the glue up everything is nice and square .

I used two different assembly methods as you can see from the pics and both work well.
Now I will make the game pieces and a rim to hold the pieces.
Back to the shop tomorrow and get those Elves going in high gear.

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 12-07-2011 11:00 AM

That is going to be one heck of a board…

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#2 posted 12-07-2011 03:05 PM

Looks great from here.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-07-2011 04:00 PM

I really like the idea nice job.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 12-07-2011 04:49 PM

Looking good!
Really nice contrast.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 12-07-2011 08:48 PM

never seen this before. A very nice board!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 12-07-2011 10:00 PM

Awesome, I love the 3-D board I think better than a normal glue up checkerboard. Great job! Can’t wait to see the finished game pieces and the board together.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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