|Project by dbw||posted 12-25-2014 08:16 PM||3811 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
My wife, our family, and I love to play Michigan Rummy, which is game using a plastic game board (picture #3), a deck of cards, and tokens or coins (we use nickels). The plastic game board is rather flimsy and I decided to replicate the board using wood. I used cherry wood which started out at 1 3/8” thick by approximately 6 1/2” wide. I milled the wood down to 1 1/8” thick. I bought enough to be able to cut it in half lengthwise and then edge glue the two pieces together to get a width of approximately 13”. I ever so carefully removed the paper “pocket identifier” from the plastic board and I glued it to the wooden version. What you don’t see here is the template I made using 3/4” MDF. I then used the template and a bowl & tray bit to scoop out the pockets. I did not replicate the four token trays since we never use them and they really aren’t necessary. The finish is 3 coats of semi-gloss polyurethane.
-- measure 3 times, cut once