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Bois d' arc Domino Set

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Project by staryder posted 10-27-2012 12:12 PM 1670 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of Dominos made from the very hard Bois d’ arc wood. It is sort of like working with Purpleheart except I believe Purpleheart isn’t as hard. This wood turns a deep golden brown over time. I made this set for myself but a geed friend was able to talk me out of it. Thank you for looking….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 01:11 PM

Very well done

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-27-2012 01:23 PM

First of all,WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS, Glad you could join this fine group of woodworkers.
You have made such a beautiful box and set of dominoes. thanks for sharing your projects!!
..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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staryder

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#3 posted 10-27-2012 02:01 PM

Thank you for the welcome and I am honored that you appreciate my projects….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 10-28-2012 01:49 AM

Well, You have now made a set from my 3 favorite woods! Mesquite, Jatoba, and Hedge. Your hedge looks different from what I’m used to. Mine has a loy of gnarly grain,bark inclusions,splits, and cracks. Yours must be “store bought”! Now you need to do an elm set to complete your “tough to work” group.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 10-28-2012 03:23 AM

Rick, Beautiful job. I think that tree lived a few blocks from me.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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staryder

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#6 posted 10-29-2012 11:50 AM

Thanks, I guess I need to look for some elm, how is the grain configuration? lol Hedge Apple, its Bois d’ arc down here in Texas…. But it is really tough stuff and machining without splitting or chip out was a challenge. Thanks for your kind words and I will look for some Elm and give it a try….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 10-29-2012 09:35 PM

Elm is spiral grained and tough in a different way than hedge but has an amazing “feather” appearance in the grain. I have no doubt you can handle it! If you ever get to Tulsa, we’ll find you some elm.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Mark Smith

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 04:52 PM

What do you use for the black in the insets on the dominos?

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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staryder

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#9 posted 10-31-2012 06:59 PM

Mark I am using Paint Pens they do the trick really well. I use Satin Finish Poly on everything after, of course with several 320 sanding in between coats. Oh how I would love to have your CNC setup. That is definately on my wish list. Im kind of a computer freak as well….lol one of my past hobbys that is still lingering. Im starting to do more reseach to perhaps build one…. Any input would be greatly appreciated….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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