|Project by CSGloyd||posted 04-25-2012 03:07 PM||1083 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
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"