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Project by olegranddad posted 05-17-2012 06:37 AM 27655 views 47 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After viewing Vipond33’s “Terrace”, which is very nice indeed, I decided to post this. I made it for my brother for Christmas about ten years ago. I stacked the wood squares to the different heights and wrapped the board with maple. And topped that with a walnut molding. I finished it early Christmas morning. In fact I gave him the finish to put on it because I didn’t have time.
This is the only pic I have of it right now. I’ll have to go visit my brother and get some more pictures.

Ok here’s a pic with the pieces on it. As far as assembly, I just stacked and glued plywood spacers under the blocks and then glued the stacked blocks together.

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 07:35 AM

cool board

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 08:48 AM

I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 10:48 AM


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#4 posted 05-17-2012 11:37 AM

It’ really awsome.It’s very unique with this different heights blocks.

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 01:15 PM

I must have been channeling you, what a great board! Curvy and warm looking with all power to the rooks! Super first post. Welcome aboard. (pun) ;)

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

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#6 posted 05-17-2012 03:36 PM

A fun twist on a classic. Very nice!

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#7 posted 05-17-2012 04:13 PM

Very cool, great job!!

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#8 posted 05-17-2012 04:40 PM

Very original and unique!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 05-17-2012 05:40 PM

Hello olegranddad

Welcome to LJ’s

This project is unique and very original

I like it
Nice idea and well done

Thanks for sharing and I’m am impatient to see your next project

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#10 posted 05-17-2012 05:44 PM

Very cool looking. Im sure it gives a whole new level to the game.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#11 posted 05-17-2012 06:04 PM

Gives 3d a new meaning. It must be fun to play this way. Are the individual squares solid pieces but different heights? Great project!

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#12 posted 05-17-2012 07:31 PM

I know I want to see a how to blog… I am sure others do to… if you have time…

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#13 posted 05-17-2012 08:17 PM

Originality 10/10

Execution 10/10

Aesthetic Balance 10/10

Love it

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#14 posted 05-17-2012 09:59 PM

Beautiful and a great idea.

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#15 posted 05-17-2012 10:40 PM

Kinda reminds me of Alice in Wonderland for some reason. I really like it!

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