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Here is a little Domino Set I made one day when I was in between projects. It was a quick
one day project that turned into two days.

The box is made from birdseye maple with a tung oil finish. It was my first attempt at a sliding top.

The dominos are made from boxwood (South American) while the spots and lines are inlayed with gabon ebony. They have no finish, just buffed to a nice satin finish.

For those who have not seen it already, I took the pictures on top of the hope chest I made.

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Wonderful. I love the inlay work on the dominos. Are you using a small router, drill or some other means to cut the inlay?
 

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Gary, this is a terrific project. I can tell you it would take me more than two days to make those Dominoes.

The box is lovely - I just love small wooden boxes!
 

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Love your dominoes! I've made a set in the past and for something that looks so 'simple' to make, they sure are time consuming. They are great; keep up the very good work.
 

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Amazing work Gary. The attention to detail you exhibit is astonishing.

I love the dominoes and the box but what is the table you photographed it on….beautiful figure in the wood.
 

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WayneC - Having a small metal working mill makes it easier to make the holes for the inlays. I used a small center cutting end mill. I also used a small slot cutting saw blade to cut the slot for the line. The boxwood will not chip out which is a good thing.

Like cobbie says they are very time consuming. Rounding over the edges seemed to take forever.
 

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From a shuffle board table to a box of dominoes, you cover the whole range of projects. Beautiful work, Gary.
 

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Thanks Gary, I would never have thought of using a mill. I need to spend a little time metal working to get a different perspective.
 

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Wow…you're "in between projects," are more detailed than my regular ones.
 

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yah…. I'm between projects.. I think I'll just whip up a little domino set!!!
This is Amazing!!! Very beautiful and should be treasured be whomever has a game or two with it
 

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Very nice and uncanny. While on vacation last week, we were in a cafe with board games for customers to use to pass the time. One of the items was a domino set in a wood box, just like this. My wife's cousin said "You'll make us one of those for Christmas." She's a sweetheart and I suppose I will ;)
 

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Very nice set indeed. I would take a lot longer than two days to complete this. I have thought about making these before, maybe someday. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Very nice set Gary. A great looking box, and the dominos are good too.

Is there some pattern for the numbering of the dominos? I mean, how do you know what number combinations should go together, or is it just make your own up?
 

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Thanks for all your comments!

Bill - As far as numbering goes, there is every combination from 0 (blank) to 6
0-0 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 0-5 0-6
1-1 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-5 1-6
2-2 2-3 2-4 2-5 2-6
3-3 3-4 3-5 3-6
4-4 4-5 4-6
5-5 5-6
6-6
 

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Great set, Gary! You really have great patience to turn out those dominos.
 

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Beautiful set of Dominos!!!! And the box too!!!

We play dominos when on break at work. I am planning to make dominos for the rest of the crew so I bought the domino jig from Rockler. Have you had any experience with the Rockler jig?
 

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No, I didn't use one to make it. I don't even think they had it then.
 

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We play Dominos with a double 12 set. Making that set would be quite a project.
 

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EXCEPTIONAL attention to detail and great craftsmanship--look like a work of art, wonderful choice of woods - Great job.
 
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