Concertina Hinge Game Table

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Project by dan mosheim posted 12-20-2008 05:25 PM 1846 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think I posted this project earlier while it was in process. It was a challenging and rewarding project. I have posted many process photos, references and construction notes on my blog at
Check it out if you have a minute … Happy Holidays … dan

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 12-20-2008 06:11 PM

Gorgeous Table!

How long did it take to build?

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

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#2 posted 12-20-2008 06:26 PM

Really elegant game table ,thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#3 posted 12-20-2008 07:17 PM


-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-20-2008 07:22 PM

Really fine table. Great design, master workmanship.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 12-20-2008 08:17 PM

Dan -

That is a beautiful well executed Concertina Hinge Game Table! I have been following your blog for some time . . . great stuff. Thanks for sharing such outstanding craftsmanship.



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#6 posted 12-20-2008 11:15 PM

Very Nice! Is the center game squares parquetry? If so what type of woods? Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 12-20-2008 11:59 PM

Outstanding work Dan.

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#8 posted 12-21-2008 01:10 AM

Hi … the center game squares are individual pieces of dyed leather executed by Russ Heath of Heath’s Restoration in Connecticutt. We routed the recess, finished the top and sent it off to him to inlay with the leather. He did a beautiful job including the gold tooling on the border … i think there is about 135 hrs in this project so far including making the brass moldings and foot details ( ‘turning brass on a wood lathe’ and ‘cutting brass on the cnc router’ posts on my blog) from scratch, but not including Russ’s labor on the checkerboard. The hinge mechanism was interesting and challenging …

-- dan,vermont,

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#9 posted 12-21-2008 02:20 AM

Nice work Dan.

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#10 posted 12-21-2008 02:36 AM

Dan that is truly beautiful. I love the design. Craftsmanship is excellent.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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