Game board

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Project by CSGloyd posted 04-25-2012 03:07 PM 1203 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a decorative veneering class at one of the woodworking shows here in Portland and wanted to put my new skills to the test. A coworker asked me to make an Aggravation game board for his wife as a birthday present. I may have gone a little overboard but it was fun and I learned a lot. I presented it to him at work, people are still talking about it 3 months later. It started out simple with just a beechwood field with the darker wood, curly maple and inlay banding. That was OK but not impressive or challenging enough. Next, I added the heart, clover, diamond and club. Still needing something I added the vine, leaves and flowers. The center looked blank and someone suggested adding the compass rose which I think gave it a little bit of an old world look. I didn’t want to drill holes in it so I routered 3/8” divots in a sheet of plexiglass and colored them with clear glass paint. I put all this in a frame that can be hung on the wall.

-- Craig in Happy Valley, OR "Oy, still got all me fingers"

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#1 posted 04-26-2012 09:32 PM

Impressive. I can only imagine how much time that must have taken. I hope your friends wife realizes what a special present that is. I would have had a hard time parting with it.

-- Kayvon

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 02:02 AM

This is some kind of amazing work for a beginner, you must have a natural talent. I would blanch at trying this myself. I think people would forget their turn while admiring your work. Outstanding.

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

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