Game Board #6: Lessons learned

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Blog entry by Rustic posted 03-29-2009 06:37 AM 1026 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, as promised here are some of the lessons I have learned while making these boards
1. From now on I am going to make sure that the boards are planed to proper thickness 1st.
2. Use correct joinery when edge glueing boards together.
3. Make sure that 1 end grain side is square before glueing.
4. When drilling holes in the sides HOLD THE DRILL STRAIGHT. Better yet don’t use forstner bit.
5. make sure to use a properly sized router bushing for template routing. (I ruined the 1st routing jig because the bushing I was using was to tall for the template)

Well, that is all I can think of for right now.

I will be posting pics of the boards in a few days. I put a coat of Tung Oil on them. My cousin’s wife will put the poly on.

I am going to ask her to take a pic of everyone that will be getting a board. So I can see the looks on they’re faces.

I am planning on making more of these but I think I may use either MDF with a veneer on it as I have a bunch to use. Or I may use plywood.

Thanks for letting me ramble

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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