Octagon Gaming Table

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Blog series by Roger Gaborski updated 03-06-2010 05:35 PM 2 parts 6412 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Maple Octagon Gaming Table with Inlaid Walnut and Maple Chessboard and SketchUp

02-18-2010 04:00 AM by Roger Gaborski | 0 comments »

I recently discussed with a potential client the design of an octagon gaming table with an inlaid chessboard. After giving the design more thought I created a 3D model in SketchUp and emailed the client several views of the table. SketchUp proved to be a valuable tool for visualizing the table for both myself and my client resulting in a confirmation of the order. The span of the table will be 34”. The chessboard will be Peruvian Walnut and Maple with a Mahogany border. The shelf und...

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Part 2: Chess board

03-06-2010 05:35 PM by Roger Gaborski | 1 comment »

I have purchased all the lumber necessary for construction of the table. I decided to make the chess board first. I first cut strips of maple and walnut to approximately 3/8” thick on the bandsaw. To minimize slippage during gluing I glued up each pair individually, Followed by cleaning up some of the glue and then gluing all the strips together, I then cut the glued up board and flipped every other strip to form the chess board. Here’s a close up o...

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