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Backgammon Board #1

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Project by oldrivers posted 09-12-2018 03:25 AM 925 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Due to a number of request I did my first Backgammon Board. This is a Table top Board, constructed from Black Walnut, Black Cherry and a Pink Curly Cherry I found in Amish Country in Southern Tenn. The playing sections are cut on 10 Deg. laminated to a 1/4” Burch Veneer Ply Board for stability using Tight Bond 3 Glue. The Boarder is made from Black Cherry using a 45 Deg. Miter with Biscuits inserted in ea. joint. The finish is a Semigloss Lacquer. Thanks for looking and your comments.

-- Soli Deo gloria!





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 09-12-2018 03:53 AM

A very nice looking board.

I know zero about the game though.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 09-12-2018 10:08 AM

That’s a beautiful board! Added as a fave in case I ever get caught up on my projects.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 09-12-2018 11:07 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship on this board, all the joinery is nice & tight, including the playing field where all the triangles meet. Great work, beautiful project.
I assume you also made the playing pieces as well.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 09-12-2018 12:18 PM

Superb. I love backgammon. Great great work!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#5 posted 09-12-2018 12:59 PM

That looks awesome, very well done. Be careful you will be making more, they are great family gifts.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 09-12-2018 06:02 PM

I’ve seen some very old boards and this has that look, a very nice look BTW. You just don’t get close to that look on even the most expensive boards made today. So from that perspective alone this is a grand slam.

Awesome build, thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Paul

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#7 posted 09-12-2018 07:48 PM

Interesting this should post today. Just yesterday I did a backgammon search in here to see who was making boards.
I made a few in three different rounds. Each round they got progressively better and functioned better but I still need to make changes to my design. . People who play the game can help you understand what make a board feel good.
I only posted the first board of the second round which was god but not truly what I wanted to make.
I used soss hinges which I like very much. They sit and look nice when the board is open.
You and I both made similar mistakes. All colors of the playing field should be so contrasting that there’s no confusion. For someone who plays the game this is important. Second is when all 6 pieces are lined across one side of the field there should be very little space to slide left or right. this helps players place their pieces quickly and smoothly. Looks like you got this correct from the photo.
For my chips I bought a slab of marble and bought a hole cutter bit for the drill. Make them all day long for nothing. heavier than the plastic and better feel. I think I did 1inch pieces. I’ll have to post one of my last board.
I made a bunch and gave them out as gifts. Sold a few as well.
Looks good thought. keep going.

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#8 posted 09-12-2018 08:00 PM

Great job! Love this project

-- Petey

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Paul

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#9 posted 09-12-2018 10:24 PM



Interesting this should post today. Just yesterday I did a backgammon search in here to see who was making boards.
I made a few in three different rounds. Each round they got progressively better and functioned better but I still need to make changes to my design. . People who play the game can help you understand what make a board feel good.
I only posted the first board of the second round which was god but not truly what I wanted to make.
I used soss hinges which I like very much. They sit and look nice when the board is open.
You and I both made similar mistakes. All colors of the playing field should be so contrasting that there s no confusion. For someone who plays the game this is important. Second is when all 6 pieces are lined across one side of the field there should be very little space to slide left or right. this helps players place their pieces quickly and smoothly. Looks like you got this correct from the photo.
For my chips I bought a slab of marble and bought a hole cutter bit for the drill. Make them all day long for nothing. heavier than the plastic and better feel. I think I did 1inch pieces. I ll have to post one of my last board.
I made a bunch and gave them out as gifts. Sold a few as well.
Looks good, keep going.

- Paul


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oldrivers

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#10 posted 09-14-2018 01:06 AM

Thank each and every one of you means a lot to me. May you all have a Blessed Day.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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DocHamm

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#11 posted 10-11-2018 01:53 PM

Love this board. Helps that I love backgammon? Ok, so now I have backgammon board envy. Thanks for sharing!

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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