|Project by LJ||posted 02-12-2016 12:34 AM||708 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
A friend asked me to make him a game board for a game called Pegs and Jokers. He gave me the specs on the spacing he wanted between holes in the board and the correct layout. He also wanted w that you’ call a “hand rest” edging on the board.
I had another friend of mine, who has professional engineering graphics software and a 42” wide printer, to generate a paper template for me. given the spacing of 3/8” between the holes and the holes being 13/64” the game board itself came to just under 14” square.
Of course I didn’t have any boards that wide already so U too a nice piece of old oak shelving and joined it to be wide enough for the boards’ specs.
I used the paper template to drill out and build a 3/4” thick wood template that became the jig for drilling the holes. I build a wrap around the jig so that it sat flush to the edge of the board and stayed secure.
The board is white oak. Since the edges, the hand support was to be painted, I used pine for it.
I drilled the holes using my drill press with the depth-stop locked on.
The little square in the middle is for playing cards, laid side-by-side.
I water based paints for the colors and covered everything with a couple of coats of gloss polyurethane.
-- Peace, LJ http://www.GoldensWoods.com