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Project by ThorinOakenshield posted 06-01-2014 10:28 PM 1415 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First one is Cherry, walnut, maple, and some mahogony it think. Second drunken checker board is cherry and oak with walnut accents.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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#1 posted 06-02-2014 12:55 AM

Very nice!

-- John, South Dakota

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 02:14 AM

Both are nice but I do love the Alice In Wonderland curved board…

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

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 04:33 AM

Looks great. Is there a specific technique you use to get the ‘drunken’ joints to butt up tight? I could see cutting a template from something like MDF on the bandsaw and keeping both halves, and using a pattern following bit, but I know that I personally would struggle to get it to turn out as good as yours using that method.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#4 posted 06-02-2014 01:47 PM

Nice. I’m jealous of your new drum sander. :)

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#5 posted 06-02-2014 04:11 PM

Great looking work!!!
I would like to ask for more info on the “drunken” one too? How do you do it?
Thanks for showing these off to us.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#6 posted 06-02-2014 04:23 PM

Poroskywood does a blog on how to accomplish the drunken checker / Alice in wonderland look.

The quick of it is… start out with two slabs of wood with same dimensions. double sided tape together, cut on band saw, alternate woods, insert slats, glue & clamp, double sided tape again, rotate 90 degrees, cut on band saw, insert slats, glue & clamp, level with hand plane/ planer /drum sander

William Shelley – The key to getting a good fit is a nice slow cut on the band saw after a laying the two boards exactly on top of the other. Make sure all the lines match up as closely as possible. In the blog he doesn’t match the lines up the second time at the band saw so his checkers are not seamless. The difference between “Alice and Wonderland” and “Drunken Checkers” I guess.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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