|Project by Jamie McDonald||posted 03-13-2012 04:13 AM||2592 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
This project was the 1st project that got me interested in wood working. I started buying my own tools after my friend Brian Barnes helped me complete this in his shop.
My grandparents still play this game together everynight after supper. The name of the game is backup. I’m lucky to have fantastic grandparents and i wanted to make something for them to show my love and appreciation.
The woods that were used in the box are Padauk, Cherry, Jatoba, yellowheart, Purpleheart, Maple, and Ebony.
The game board top also contains Cedar and Leopardwood.
I wanted to combine as many different kinds of woods in one single project as I possible could, while still being going together well. I think I achieved my objective.
The top slides in and out and secures with magnets. When it is fully closed dowels are used for alignment pins. When it is open those alignment pins become the feet as the board is flipped over and the playing surface is revealed. I wanted to make sure that the playing surface could be protected while it was stored away.
Thanks for looking at my first wood working training project that could not have been completed without the skills of my best friend Brian Barnes.
-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA