|Project by albachippie||posted 12-18-2012 09:36 AM||1633 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my version of a project posted by KnotCursor, vipond33, and others. I have yet to make a box for it.
The timber is American White Oak for the main body and Maple for the pips. That was mistake number 1, as, once oiled, the maple all but dissapeared against the oak. This is why I burnt a decal on to each dot.
I am quite dissapointed in that really, but I still have time to make another one before Christmas. It ia a gift for my father in law, so it needs to be good!!
Thanks for looking, and, as always, comments welcome,
Edit: if you notice, the pips are square. This is because they were mortised out with a benchtop mortiser and some square maple glued in, then sanded flat
Edit2!: Added a photo of the box I made for this puzzle. Thanks to Gene for the inspiration!
-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl