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Project by Paul posted 09-26-2015 01:22 AM 617 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have Soss hidden hinges on the way. Not sure about the locking or a handle yet
The triangles are all 6 degrees and almost 6 inches long.
The complete set came out a little larger than I expected. Not to big but not so small either.
But it’s 1000 times better than any game I ‘ve ever bought in the store and cheaper to make.
Went away a few weeks ago and bought a cheep backgammon set for the trip that started to fall apart as I opened it up. (China crap). Decided to go home and make my own and a few extras. Christmas is coming.
I cut out a bunch of triangles to make 5 boards. I have the quadrants all glued up. I think on the next one I will reduce the middle section between the upper and lower quadrant to shorten the board and maybe cut back on the bottom of the triangles too. I may also use thinner stock on the framing.
The playing board goes straight through so when it’s closed you see the back side of the board as well. Some planning and the back side could have been a chess or checker board. I don’t play either of those games though.
I ordered some checkers and guess what, they are form China.
Then the first set of Soss hings came and guess what, they are made in China.
wonder where the wood is from!
Checkers are 1.25” diameter (not the ones shown)

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#1 posted 09-26-2015 02:51 AM

Nice looking board!



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#2 posted 09-26-2015 02:57 AM

Looks great.

Brusso is US made if that’s something you want. They actually have a sale going on right now for $10/pair for the smaller hinges. The one you’d want for this is CB-301. If you use code Reddit you get free shipping as well. They aren’t hidden hinges though.

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