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Project by staryder posted 01-20-2014 06:55 PM 1242 views 12 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would post these two Mesquite Domino sets I just completed today for a friend at work. Everything on the sets are made from Mesquite including the Dominoes that have 3/32” copper rivets for spinners. The grooves on the Dominoes are done with a 3/32” straight router bit and the dots or pips are done with a 4 flute 1/4” round nose center cut end mill from Enco on my drill press. I finished the Dominoes with Clear Poly and everything else was finished on a Beall Wood Buff System. The boxes are constructed with Half Blind Dovetails and have Leather in the bottoms that goes into the grooves in the box sides so that it will always be flat this also makes installation easy. I just allow for the thickness of the leather when I cut my floor grooves, this is the way I always build my box floors. They also have Rare Earth Magnets in the box and the lid that pull the lid shut and keep it closed. The over all dimensions of the boxes are 4”H X 8 1/4”L X 3 1/4”W. I haven’t posted in awhile as I have been busy with other projects. I hope you like these latest two sets as much as I enjoyed making them.

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas





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mcoyfrog

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#1 posted 01-20-2014 07:27 PM

WOW very cool design, i dig the leather bottom.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Scott R. Turner

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 08:01 PM

Lovely work and absolutely professional execution!

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RogerInColorado

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 08:29 PM

Wow! Lots of work and a beautiful result.

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maplerock

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 08:58 PM

Rick, Absolutely beautiful work! I have a few questions for you;

How did you cut the groove for the floor and top? I usually miter my corners, and using a dado on the tablesaw won’t work on boxes like this.

What did you use for the thumb hole? Large drill bit?

GREAT JOB!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 01-20-2014 10:00 PM

That’s just beautiful. Precision work.
Man, I love mesquite!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 01:26 AM

Rick, I really like all of your stuff but these are BY FAR my favorites! That mesquite is beautiful! I can’t find any mesquite logs now that I have a sawmill!

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

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Oldtool

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#7 posted 01-21-2014 02:09 AM

Very nice, well crafted. Great looking domino sets.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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staryder

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 12:25 PM

Thank you all for the kind words!!! Maplerock I used a 3/16” spiral downcut router bit on the floor groove and just the 1/8” saw kerf for the lid groove, the thumb hole is done with a 3/4” Freud cove bit. Oh my Andy it sounds like somebody needs to make a road trip to check out your mill….lol Thanks again to all of yall for lookin!!! Woodworking is a labor of love and I am so glad you appreciate it as much as I do.

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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RTex

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#9 posted 01-21-2014 02:29 PM

Stunning work Rick

-- RTex, Wood Wranglin' Cowboy

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 03:45 PM

Rick, Make the road trip and bring some mesquite logs!

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

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staryder

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#11 posted 01-21-2014 03:52 PM

Thanks RTex I’m glad you like them. Andy I will start try to acquire some and may just take you up on the road trip.

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 01-21-2014 03:54 PM

These are so nice and nicely done. The wood is beautiful.

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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gfadvm

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#13 posted 01-21-2014 04:06 PM

Rick, You’re welcome anytime (especially if you bring mesquite!)

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

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Luke

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#14 posted 01-23-2014 02:54 AM

Wow that’s a lot of drilling. Nice and clean and great job on the dovetails.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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DonJ

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#15 posted 01-23-2014 02:10 PM

Rick,
Just beautiful, as your work always is! The sets I made (with your help) for Christmas and given to my 3 boys were huge hits.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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