Wine and Cheese Checker Set

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Project by scrappy posted 1452 days ago 2222 views 0 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing New but the Glue challenge09 entry.

Here is my entry for the contest. In the last pic you can see the 8 pieces of pallet wood that I started with. 4 Walnut and 4 Birch (I think) Also the corkscrew, cork and knife. (Forgot to take pic of the wine glasses before I cut the stem off. Sorry) Wood was about 3 X 16 X 3/8 to start.

Planed the boards and glued in stack. Re-sawed length wize through the stack. Cut into 8 pieces same thickness as layers. Flipped every other and re-glued. Cut cross wize into 40 checkerboards same thickness again. Re-glued into blocks large enough to turn each piece from.

The cheese board is made up of 6 of the checkerboards glued edge to edge. I then rounded the corners on the band saw and sanded the edges rounded.

The knife handle is not turned. I used 2 pieces of the checker board. Cut the reccess for the blade to fit into one half with my dremel router. Glued the 2 pieces together with paper between them and shaped. Opened back up and sanded paper/glue off and reassembled with knife inserted. Process worked prety good. Allowed me to shape the handle without the blade being in the way.

Got the wine glasses, corkscrew, cork, and cheese knife all from GoodWill. All used and now re-newed!

Had a lot of fun making this project. Was a challenge to find all the parts needed. (have you ever tried to find a cork without buying the wine? I hate wine! haha) My wife claimed this before I even had it completed. I think she like to play checkers. haha

Please leave all comments and sugestions. I appreciate your input. Thanks for looking.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 1452 days ago

way cool … far out !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 1452 days ago

Quite a stunning set you have made Scrappy. They look great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 1452 days ago

Wow Scrappy, this is neat. Do you have any idea how many hours? Great Job.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#4 posted 1452 days ago

Very good use of goodwill. Love that place. Exceptional set! Wish my fiancé enjoyed wine.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#5 posted 1452 days ago

Thanks Guys!

yarydoc: Only about 8 hours working time. Lots more glue drying time. haha

Thanks Again.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 1452 days ago

OH MY GOD!!!!! Now I know why I did not bother.

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#7 posted 1451 days ago

Fantastic! You are the Lord of the Scraps! I love using the odd things found at stores like goodwill. You have my vote. Again, you are out of my leage…...... Amasing….

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#8 posted 1451 days ago

That’s the cutest family I’ve seen in quite a while. To think, you picked them up on a pallet and gave them a new life. Very commendable. ;-)

-- Jim

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#9 posted 1451 days ago

Is that an end grain board? Just kidding, nice project.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#10 posted 1451 days ago

Thanks everyone for the great comments.

I really enjoy re-purposing things from yard sales, goodwill and others.

sandhill: yes it is end grain! haha

Thanks again


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#11 posted 1451 days ago

Really neat scrappy great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1451 days ago

Ohmagosh that’s cool.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#13 posted 1451 days ago

Hard to believe ”Scrap” that a lot of people just through away that ends up in a Landfill, could have ended up as a PRIZE WINNING PROJECT such as this. Nice Piece of Work Scrappy!!

Rick S

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#14 posted 1451 days ago

cool very busy,,,, like it

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 1451 days ago

Great entry Scrappy. Well done.

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