|Project by fudzeffer||posted 02-16-2015 05:49 PM||1492 views||11 times favorited||4 comments|
I finally completed it!!
I was busy before Christmas building suet feeders for family, but I had really wanted to make this for my wife for Christmas. It’s a little late but it turned out very well.
It is made with Walnut, Cherry, Bamboo, and has a plywood bottom. I built it almost entirely with my table saw and new (to me) table top drill press. The Bamboo I got from an architect who was moving out of state and the Walnut and Cherry I purchased from a local urban wood supplier. I got all the hardware form a local hardware store and the pegs I bought off of Etsy from someone who actually turned them.
I laid out the holes by hand with the help of a set of calipers and used a drill press with an 1/8 center point bit to drill all 370 holes on top. I used my dado blade set to create the grooves that the pegs set down in. Rare earth magnets keep it shut. All of the hardware is brass (well brass coated at least). The only thing I needed to do outside of my garage was bring it to work to put in the finger pull on the front and to fix up the markings on the face for the skunk and double skunk line which I ended up doing on a Bridgeport mill (I don’t have a router :-P) .
I finished it with 3 coats of rub on poly and we played our first game on it last night. My wife won of course (and no i did not let her win)
Thanks for looking!