Tiger Maple with Shamrock Inlay Domino set

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Project by staryder posted 10-27-2012 02:21 PM 3113 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this set for a friend’s son. This was my first inlay attempt, and I learned a lot about how inlaying with epoxy works. The Box is Tiger Maple and the Dominos are made out of cutting board type material. I make these the exact same way I do my wooden ones. The box has rare earth magnets under the lid and in the box so the lid snaps shut. The box also has a tan leather, close to the same color of the box, floor in it. Thanks for looking.

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 03:38 PM

I looked at all the dominos and boxes you posted, very impressive. The boxes are beautiful (the tiger maple ones are my favorite), and the dominos look very precise. Great job and welcome to lumber jocks.

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#2 posted 10-27-2012 04:18 PM

Your doing great

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-27-2012 05:31 PM

Another amazing project …

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#4 posted 10-27-2012 05:34 PM

Thank you for the kind words…. Oh yes that grain on the Tiger Maple is amazing but I think I still prefer Mesquite. The Dominos are very precise I use a sled to safely dimension them and a home built dotting jig to spot them using a drill press with a 1/4” ball end mill.

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#5 posted 10-27-2012 05:39 PM

Wow another great set of Dominos, great job. I like em a lot.

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#6 posted 10-27-2012 07:11 PM

Hi Rick, I agree with the other folks about the non-wood dominos looking the best, even though they all look great. Would you mind sharing some detail about the material you use for the dominos themselves?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 10-27-2012 08:07 PM

Your Domino & Box combinations are

all really nice.


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#8 posted 10-27-2012 10:40 PM

Thank you all for your interest…. (Northwest29) That Domino material came from Woodcraft. I saw it probably last year walking thru one of thier stores. My first thought was to use it for a Table Saw Sled base as I was about to make a new Domino Dimensioning Sled as I had just upgraded my Table saw so my miters are different. After looking at it for awhile I had the idea to use the Green with White center for Dominos since I had a friend that wanted a Shamrock on a set of Dominos. It came in several colors and to be honest Im not sure if it is Cutting Board Material or Sign Making Material. Either way it is extremely durable, machines like butter and makes a great Domino. I went back and bought several sheets. It came 2’ X 2’ X 1/2” for $37 which actually makes alot of dominos, its more expensive than wood but way less labor intensive to use. I think I ended up with two sheets of the Green and two of the Black. I have since used it several times for dominos, it is very consistant in thickness total but the layers are sometimes thinner on some pieces and it makes it difficult to get the dots and groove deep enough on the dominos.

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#9 posted 10-28-2012 03:21 AM

Looks great, nice job with the dovetails, good work.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 10-31-2012 06:48 PM

Thanks Tom I appreciate your comments….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#11 posted 12-15-2012 04:05 PM

I missed this when first posted…Beautiful box and the dominoes look perfect : )

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