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Curly Brazilian Cherry Domino Set

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Project by staryder posted 05-11-2013 07:41 PM 1002 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were made for a friend at work. Made from Curly Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) with a line of sap wood rounding the box. The Dominoes are made from Cutting Board Material for easy cleaning and versatility. Spinners are 3/32 round head stainless steel rivets. The Lid snaps shut with Rare Earth Magnets embedded into the lid and box. Floor of the box is covered in Water Buffalo Hide Leather. Finish is done with a Beall Wood Buff System. Thanks for looking and all comments are welcome….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas





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Doe

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#1 posted 05-11-2013 11:03 PM

The sapwood contrast is really nice. What are the spinners for?

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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staryder

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#2 posted 05-12-2013 12:49 AM

Thanks I really liked working with that stock. Doe the Spinner’s are to keep the dots or pips off of the table surface. It is suppose to help keep them cleaner. A lot of the higher end Professional Domino sets have them. Where I work there are quite a few people that play Dominoes and want the hand made sets and most request them to have the spinners. So I have really fallen into a groove of making Domino Sets. I think I have posted too many sets here as they are not as popular as they once were on LJ’s. I spend a lot of spare time building them and enjoy doing it for people, most are gifts for someone close to them. These are to hand down to and play with his Grandson. Thanks for looking and asking your question….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 05-12-2013 01:16 AM

Rick, You have created another winner! Love the sapwood wrapped around the top. I’ve got LOTS of Jatoba but none has any sapwood. I too love working with it. You should try some Timbermate Brazilian Cherry grain filler on Jatoba. The resulting feel and finish is unbelievable!

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

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staryder

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#4 posted 05-12-2013 07:04 AM

Thanks Andy if I ever get anymore Jatoba I will, although the Beall System fills the pours pretty well. I have two more sets that I should finish by next weekend, and that is the last of those two boards I bought on eBay. I have been looking for some more that is Curly but as of yet I have not found any. I prefer heavily figured stock for the boxes. I do have three more to do before the end of the year that will be all Mesquite so I am going to have to pick out some straight grained stock for the Dominoes and you know how hard that is to find in Mesquite. Before I posted this I looked that filler up, they have it at Woodcraft and I need to burn up a Birthday Gift Certificate there so I will pick some up then. Again Thanks for the kind words….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 05-13-2013 12:11 AM

Wish I had a birthday gift certificate to Woodcraft! Today is my birthday and I got a nice dinner by my wife. Thought maybe my wealthy daughters might cough up a Grizz or Woodcraft GS but didn’t happen. :(

Whining over!

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

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staryder

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#6 posted 05-13-2013 11:50 AM

Well happy Birthday….whew I thought there for a week or so I might have caught you but alas thats just wishfull thinking on your part….not gonna happen…lol. Have a great one Andy and I only hope your other half had a great Mothers Day as well….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-13-2013 01:38 PM

This is such a beautiful project and very nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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staryder

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#8 posted 05-14-2013 11:33 AM

Thank you for the kind words Charles. They are something I love doing and people seem to appreciate them as I have more orders than I can fill at the moment. Thanks for looking…..

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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