Travel Sized Backgammon Board

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Project by UncleDave posted 03-10-2015 02:41 AM 988 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really enjoy playing backgammon, and this is now the third one I’ve made. This is a travel size model and was a lot of fun to make. I chose curly cherry for the board, and bloodwood for the dice cups. I didn’t realize until I uploaded these photos that the pictures didn’t turn out very well at all. I’ll try to get some better ones and add them. In hindsight, it’s a shame I used the curly cherry on such a small project because there isn’t really much area for the figuring to stand out. You can’t see it well in the pictures, but the bloodwood dice cups turned out quite nicely, and the piece from which they were made was quite lighter in color than other bloodwood pieces I’ve seen.

Overall I’m really happy with the results. Thanks for checking it out.

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#1 posted 03-11-2015 12:51 PM

Beautiful job! How did you do the interior board, and what are the exterior panels?

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 02:33 PM

The interior is a fabric I had printed at a local establishment. I just gave them the colors and dimensions and they did the rest. The panels are black leather I bought and then stuck it on with contact cement.

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#3 posted 03-18-2015 02:00 AM

Totally sweet uncle Dave…looks awesome!

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#4 posted 04-09-2015 03:22 PM

Very lovely! Is that inlay I see in the interior? If so, what is the inlay made of? If not, what is it?

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#5 posted 04-09-2015 03:29 PM

This is a beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 04-13-2015 05:28 PM

It’s just a piece of pre-made inlay I bought off the shelf. Thanks for the compliments :)

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