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Project by Dominic posted 01-23-2011 04:41 AM 1085 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Quilted maple and sapele squares with walnut border. Christmas gift for my nephews.

-- Dominic P.- Duxbury MA





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Vince

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 08:45 AM

Nice work Dominic, I really like the way you beveled the edge. What type of finish did you use ?

-- Vince

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#2 posted 01-23-2011 10:54 AM

Very nice. I really like the frame around the playing surface. Are there any expansion issues to worry about with the material within the frame and if so how did you accommodate for it?

-- Marc

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Dominic

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#3 posted 01-23-2011 03:21 PM

Thanks for the kind words. :)

Vince, I finished this piece with 3 coats of tung oil, rubbing out the final coat with micromesh sanding discs (1500-12000 grit) on my random orbit sander. The edge is actually bevelled (I can’t believe you were able to see that detail in the picture) and there is a bead above the bevel, to really make the board look lighter when viewed from an angle.

Marc, the playing surface is actually made of shop sawn veneers (1/16” thick) glued to a baltic birch plywood core. The thinness of the veneers coupled with the lamination to the plywood took care of any expansion issues.

-- Dominic P.- Duxbury MA

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