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Macassar Ebony and Amboyna Burl Backgammon Set

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Project by Harriman posted 04-10-2014 12:41 AM 1977 views 11 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a backgammon set I made for a lady out in California. I did the case in Macassar Ebony, and the points are Ebony and Tiger Maple with an Amboyna Burl field. You can see some of the veneers as they came from the best doggone veneer supplier around. I got a nice glossy finish out of some lacquer I had in the shop. It should be hard enough to stand years of dice rolling.

I love the game, so I got talked into building some of these sets for different folks. I’ve done three, and I must say that each has proven frustrating in different ways. This one made it all the way to the end, when I got a text message from the customer with a nasty picture in it (#6 above). Yep, make sure you insure those packages when you mail them out! I won’t say whether I had this one insured …

-- Lucas, Davie, FL – http://www.harrimanwoodworking.com





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#1 posted 04-10-2014 12:47 AM

Great piece! Very nicely done.

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#2 posted 04-10-2014 12:51 AM

Excellent! A first class job all the way around.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 04-10-2014 01:06 AM

Lovely work. Nicely done!
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 04-10-2014 01:58 AM

Phenomenal craftsmanship and finishing.

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#5 posted 04-10-2014 03:54 AM

classic I love to play Acey Duecy, high quality craftsmanship, super job

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#6 posted 04-10-2014 04:19 AM

Nice piece.
Very nice finish and the parquetry is perfect.
Well done.l

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#7 posted 04-10-2014 05:47 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 04-10-2014 06:34 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed. Well Done. Thanks for Posting.

Rick

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#9 posted 04-10-2014 07:00 AM

Exquisite!

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#10 posted 04-10-2014 08:16 AM

Excellent… but It’s very beautiful to play it. If you lose the game how you can throw it away or break it? (A greek way to play and lose)

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/

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#11 posted 04-10-2014 10:51 AM

Exceptional craftsmanship !.....Beautiful…..Thank you for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#12 posted 04-10-2014 11:18 AM

Beautiful Backgammon set, awesome craftsmanship and the parquetry is excellent….great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#13 posted 04-10-2014 05:05 PM

Beautiful!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#14 posted 04-10-2014 08:45 PM

elegant choice of woods, the set is really beautiful! great work,

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#15 posted 04-13-2014 01:17 AM

I have a friend that has asked if I could make him a board like this. If I did it, I would want to keep it because I certainly couldn’t get what my time was worth to build it. Very nice parquetry.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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