Backgammon Board and more

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Project by Don posted 07-24-2012 11:21 PM 2935 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, just to prove I’ve been keeping busy….

The first project (Backgammon Board) is for my daughter in law’s birthday. Case is made from Cherry, Padauk and a piece of 1/4” ply. It started off as Cherry ply but I didn’t like the medallion up against it so it went through the drum sander a couple of times. I saw the medallion at Lee Valley Tools when I was looking for the hinges and hasps and had to have it.

Finished with three coats of Danish Oil and Minwax. Pieces are made from Walnut and Maple, game field is Walnut, Bird-Eye Maple and Cherry. Dividing strip is Cheery bordered with Padauk. I made the dice too and they are Maple and Walnut. A couple of holes are a bit wonky though :(

Second project is of course a Squirrel feeder….left over Cedar from project #3.

Took me a week to rip out the patio stones and build this baby. Pressure treated frame and Cedar deck and sides. That’s my darling daughter lending me a hand sanding the beast.

Hope you like.

Thanks for looking and as always, comments are always welcomed.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#1 posted 07-24-2012 11:38 PM

Love the Backgammon Board nicely done. Like the Squirrel feeder also, I have a lot a squirrel running around might have to try and make one for them, and is that a black squirrel? I have never seen one are they common
around were you live.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#2 posted 07-24-2012 11:48 PM


Sure is a Black Squirrel. We have a lot of black and grey ones around here. They have to share the feeder with a couple of Chippies (Chipmunks) too.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#3 posted 07-25-2012 08:13 AM

Nice job, On all of it…. They look great.

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

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#4 posted 07-25-2012 11:47 AM

Don, I love the backgammon board. I’m glad to see that the jig is getting a workout.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#5 posted 07-25-2012 01:16 PM

Very nice work, I love the veneer work!!

-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association

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#6 posted 07-25-2012 01:44 PM

Thanks all…

Peter – Veneer? Do you mean in the playing field?

The triangles and centre strip are 1/2” pieces. I’ve never tried my hand at veneering :)

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#7 posted 07-25-2012 04:44 PM

Very nicely done Don. The veneer work is impeccable!

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#8 posted 07-25-2012 06:43 PM

excellent desk!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#9 posted 07-26-2012 10:39 AM

Nice indeed.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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