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01-15-2012 02:02 AM

Please tell me I don't have a $300 piece of trash... - 16 replies

OK, I’m freaking out a little bit here… I came in to type and to try to calm down a little bit. Hopefully someone out there can help me out. I was about 99% complete with my project – a cribbage board in Koa with Purpleheart and Maple inlay on a maple case, with two barrel hinges. Unfortunately, the holes for the b...

01-06-2012 05:16 AM

Ever had this problem??? - 16 replies

I had the garage door cracked open a few inches for ventilation while I was applying spray lacquer. I had gone in the house between coats, and when I came back out to the garage to apply the second coat, I found that this dumb a$$ had apparently walked under the garage door, and was presently flying through the garage, running into ever...

12-23-2011 07:59 AM

Odd-sized coin inlay - 5 replies

I have been asked to make a cribbage board as a going away gift. The cirgular inserts in the center of the board are for various coins. Unfortunately, the coin sizes are pretty much random, and the need to be arranged in a particular order. 1) Does my design accentuate the fact that the coins are different sizes? It would be different ...

12-05-2011 05:14 AM

Inlace and laser engraving idea... - 3 replies

Not sure if anyone has tried this, or maybe has some better ideas… I’ve been making some business card holders like the one pictured here in koa and purpleheart. I am in the Navy (submariner) and was thinking of having a set of “dolphins” – the submariner’s insignia – laser engraved, then fil...

11-19-2011 11:09 PM

Watch Box - 3 replies

Please let me start out by saying that I am definately NOT an expert woodworker… more like an experienced hobbiest. I’ve never designed a piece from scratch before; I’ve always used a plan from a magazine or something. A friend of mine asked me to build a watch box. Not finding anything in plans, I decided to take what (limi...

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