Cigar case domino set

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Project by jasonborthwick posted 08-20-2014 02:26 AM 1374 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My project is a twist on the typical dominos set. I fit a set of oak double six dominos I made into an existing cigar case and turned a black palm cigar pen as a gift for a friend.

Thanks to the dominos making experts on here for the great pictures and encouragement.

The Dominos set went over so well three more people are interested. Now where do I find more empty cigar boxes.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-20-2014 02:43 AM

Very Nice Set of Dominos…. Thx for sharing…. For the boxes just start making them…. Just remember Hand Made Domino’s are in very high demand in the right market. They can easily occupy a ton of shop time….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#2 posted 08-20-2014 04:48 AM

Cigar shops will normally give you some boxes for free or sell you them for a buck or two a piece.

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#3 posted 08-21-2014 12:02 AM

Great looking domino set! I agree that you could get the boxes from a cigar shop. Or you could make the box also—either way, your clients should really enjoy them!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 04:23 AM

All thanks for the comments. I did find more cigar boxes on amazon for about 3 dollars a box plus shipping.

But as Rick suggested I will try to make them first with time permitting. (Read justify incra IBox box joint jig to wife) once I make time to setup correctly. I am away for work for 19 days so it may be awhile.

Rick I hope to learn as much about making dominos and boxes as you may have forgotten. Your work is outstanding. I have referenced your work on making six different sets of double six dominos so far but am still trying to work out the following issues.

1.I currently use the rockler jig and an end mill to drill the pips in one piece at 4” x 12” before cutting the 1” x 2” x 3/8” dominos and this sometimes results in misalignment and tear out. I see you have a single dominos jig and a sled. Do you cut strips on the sled and then drill the pips?
2. I also get tear out routing the 1/16th divider but didn’t always use a backer board. Do you use a sled for that operation also?
3. I have used sharpie, acrylic paint and sanded the face and veneered layers with success each time to paint the pups, which do you prefer for consistency?
4. I use 1/16 round over bit to ease sides and ends top and bottom. I have been successful but do get tear out on the end grain once in a while. Do you gang route your round overs with a sled?

Any lessons learned you might be willing to share would be much appreciated. I work as defense contractor with all branches of the military and the word has got out in the units I work with that I am making the sets so I believe I will soon understand the shop time involved and would like to streamline my process.

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#5 posted 08-26-2014 12:07 AM


Just to jump in right quick. When routing your roundovers, rout the endgrain first. Then rout the long grain. When rounding over in this order, any tearout on the endgrain will be taken care of when you rout the long grain.

-- Dean

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