LumberJocks

Game board

  • Advertise with us
Project by CSGloyd posted 720 days ago 765 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"





2 comments so far

View Kayvon's profile

Kayvon

53 posts in 804 days


#1 posted 719 days ago

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

View vipond33's profile

vipond33

1405 posts in 995 days


#2 posted 719 days ago

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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase