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Project by Zac posted 02-14-2009 11:41 PM 3079 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Chinese Checkers Board I built from a project plan in WOOD magazine. This game board is going to be donated to a silent auction to benefit school programs.

The top is just 1/2” Birch ply – sealed with shellac. The triangles are first taped off – then spray painted. I put a few lights coats of poly on to protect the paint for chipping.

The frame is made from Cedar. I really liked the pink and cream color it gave – though, I’d probably never make another game board from cedar again. The wood is very soft and seems like it may knick and dent easily…. probably not a good thing for chidlren. I did poly over the outside of the frame – but left the marble tray and the underside of the board exposed as to allow for some of the Cedar scent.

The pull on the drawer front is just a little piece of Walnut that worked over with the router and a cove bit.

The dimensions are close to 21” x 21”

Thanks!

Zac

-- "Start with ten.....end with ten"





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Betsy

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#1 posted 02-15-2009 12:00 AM

Hey Zac – welcome to Lumberjocks.

I like the game board. Chinese checkers was one of our favorite games as kids. I hope the auction gets a good price for the board.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#2 posted 02-15-2009 01:22 AM

looks good to me

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#3 posted 02-15-2009 01:44 AM

Great job. I still love playing this game.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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#4 posted 02-15-2009 02:17 AM

Beautiful!!!! It brings back the games my grandma and I played on her Chinese Checker Board.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#5 posted 02-17-2009 04:10 AM

Nice board Zac. I been wanting to do a chess board. Just need to find a plan. Great Job….

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#6 posted 11-15-2009 02:53 AM

Nice! Do you know which issue this was in?

-- Jess

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Zac

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#7 posted 11-15-2009 03:15 AM

I can’t remember what issue – but this is a link to the online plan….

http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/chinese-checker-board-game/

Thanks!

-- "Start with ten.....end with ten"

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#8 posted 11-15-2009 07:44 AM

Great job well done.

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