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Project by Jamie posted 871 days ago 1733 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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Timber58

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#1 posted 871 days ago

Great job! The smiles on their faces say it all..

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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pastorglen

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#2 posted 871 days ago

That’s great! I love the design and usefulness. Great project! Thanks for posting.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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workerinwood

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#3 posted 871 days ago

Well done, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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kaschimer

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#4 posted 870 days ago

Beautiful job on it! Makes me want to learn how to play

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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drbyte

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#5 posted 870 days ago

Great job on your game! Is there another name for it? Where does it come from? I cannot find any more info about it but it looks very interesting and looks like a good project for ‘board’ game loving woodworkers. Tell us more if you can. Dimensions of board/box?? Basic rules?? Moves?? Any info would be appreciated by me and I’m sure lots of other lumber-jocks out there who like to build games for family and friends. Thanks!!

-- Dennis, WV

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lightweightladylefty

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#6 posted 868 days ago

Jamie,

You must be an incredible grandson! What a nice gift . . . and really well done! Thanks so much for sharing. We’d love to know more about the game, too (but it looks too complicated for us).

L/W

P.S. Are there really Packers’ fans in GA?

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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vipond33

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#7 posted 867 days ago

As a certified board game fan (in wood) I really like the looks of this. Well thought out with an attractive playing surface and great storage. I’ll second the request for more info as per “drbyte”.
btw, you might add “game” to your project tags.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 867 days ago

Super gift and very nice work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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