|Project by Chris Hamilton||posted 06-19-2014 02:26 AM||4039 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
This project was a gift for friends of our family. They do a lot of entertaining and like to play Rummoli at the end of the night. When you buy the game, it comes with a cheap thin plastic board that doesn’t hold up to regular use. I told them one night that I would make a wooden board and this is the result.
I started by making a few templates until I was happy with the size and design. I included a picture of the final template. It turned out to be 22” in diameter so I decided to glue together end cuts that I had to make boards large enough. I made the boards of maple, walnut, and cherry just to keep things interesting. When the boards were ready, I traced the template and roughly cut out the the shape on my scroll saw and cleaned it up on the spindle sander. Rounded the edges with a router and glued the two sections together. I then sanded the outer edges together with my 12” disc sander until they were round. Again, I used the router with a round over bit to shape the outer edges
I had the labels made of a stainless laminated plastic. It’s the same product commonly used for desktop nameplates and door signage. I then made an inlay template from a section of clear Plexiglas so that I could see what I was doing with the router. It made lining up the inlay cuts very easy.
For the finish I used three coats of boiled linseed oil, 24hrs. apart and after 2 weeks of dry time, I hand rubbed on three coats of wipe-on poly. I installed a 12” plastic turntable on the bottom it was ready for the next gathering.