|Project by WibblyPig||posted 08-29-2009 03:47 AM||5608 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This is the Louis cube cribbage board. Louis cubes are named for King Louis XIV of France (when this type of work became popular) The woods are fiddleback maple (light), walnut burl (dark) and mottled makore (reddish). All the pieces are cut as 60 degree diamonds. Once you make a jig, it’s fairly easy to cut them, just very, very tedious to make all those repetitive cuts.
As usual, it’s framed in walnut panel molding and finished with a few coats of clear shellac, rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and a final rub of wax.
(You can see a chess board under construction in one picture – red maple burl and walnut burl – it will probably have some sort of Celtic knotwork around the border.)
-- Steve, Webster Groves, MO "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."