Mystery commission. #3: Nearly done

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Blog entry by degoose posted 10-26-2011 10:29 AM 1341 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I used a spline cutting jig on the TS to cut kerfs in the mitres…. Used cedar for the splines…
I know I was lackadaisical in not cutting the splines… just broke off pieces,

This is what it looks like before I inlaid dots at the junctions of all the sets of nine…that is … the corners of the inner 9 spaces

I have inlaid the dots and rounded the corners…
Just have to apply a few coats of an oil finish…
And to put anyone who does not know what it is…out of their misery…

A Shogi Board… for playing Japanese Chess…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 01:20 PM

I knew that! The last blog had someone guess it!! Nice job, Larry…....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-26-2011 02:08 PM

My that is pretty wood.
Good job too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 10-26-2011 03:32 PM

Looking good brother!

Question on the splines. Did you cut the frame down, the splines don’t seem to fill the joints. Just curious is all.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 10-26-2011 03:59 PM

Larry, I’ll bet you never get bored. It seems like you are always coming up with something new and different.

Thanks for sharing.Nice work—-again!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 10-26-2011 04:14 PM

great job, i like the splines, nothing like getting physical with your work…maybe you could teach karate so we can make our own splines…...haaaa yaaaaaa…...chop chop….......

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 10-26-2011 05:35 PM

@ken, I’m guessing Larry is going to book match his miter splines now, is that right Larry? (Kidding on the book matching.) I’m sure he’ll just slide another spline up against that one to fill the void. Unless you look really hard, you probably won’t know that there are 2-splines there.

This is looking good Larry. I’m looking forward to seeing the final result.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 10-26-2011 05:37 PM

Or if Larry is going to use a third species for the 4-circle inlays, he could use that same species to fill the outer part of the miter slots. That’d look interesting!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 10-26-2011 05:56 PM

Nice one, mate

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 10-26-2011 08:20 PM

Here I thought it was an Ethiopian Tiddly Wink Board!

Beautiful color choices!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Sam Shakouri

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#10 posted 10-26-2011 08:23 PM

A shogy board? .. I’ve never heard about it. Was it the one you played with us and called “Guess What I Am Making”? Whatever, it is perfect job, Larry.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#11 posted 10-26-2011 08:28 PM

that’s an awesome shogy board

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 10-26-2011 09:29 PM

Another vey nice commision!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 10-27-2011 12:37 AM

Very nice!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#14 posted 10-27-2011 05:08 AM

Beautiful board, Larry.

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#15 posted 10-28-2011 08:51 AM

And here’s me thinking it was for the Queen.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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