|Project by FrankyFiveAces||posted 11-24-2011 05:55 PM||2461 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
I made a set of dominoes using the Rockler template and drill bit. Once it was done, I quickly got tired of keeping it in a small cardboard box; it really detracted from the handmade dominoes. So I made the above project.
It is red oak with a sliding walnut lid. The sides are joined with splined miters, made with scrap from the walnut. I made a simple jig to cut the spline using my router table after some research and experimentation in some scrap pine. In theory a miter joint glued together will hold, but the contrasting wood in the spline turned out well. I finished it with Danish oil and a few coats of oil based poly.
The other piece of fancy that I added was to make the underside of the lid a cribbage board for keeping score. I divided the bottom of the lid into sections and drew out a template on a piece of 1/8” hardwood. Using double sided tape I sank holes in the walnut and scored a gentle groove between the sections. A set of wooden pegs from Rockler finished off the effort.
-- "Never give a sucker an even break." -W.C. Fields