Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Custom Checker Board Game

This Custom Checker Board went to The Base Camp Cafe in Columbia Falls, Montana  a local cafe for use by their customers.  The board was made out of dark walnut and hard maple and measures in around 25  inches wide and 25 inches long.

Anyone interested can have one of these made out of pretty much any wood type you might choose.



Completed Checker Board delivered
Game pieces was cut out of a local tree and will be stamped and then painted Red or Black.



Trim boards have now been attached.


Trim boards in glue up.


Out of glue up and the sanding process begins.


Final sections glued up


Final glueup


Now I will re-glue all the boards back together only in the reversed order below.  It will be done in several steps in order to ensure proper alignment of squares.



Rotate every other board and this is what the board will look like.
Next I cut 2 1/2 inch strips across the grain and reversed every other board to create the checker board pattern.


Reverse the board and cut crossways into 2 1/2 inch strips.

First the strips are glued up this way


Glue has been applied and clamps tightened.

And laid out on the clamps


Wood selected and planed.
I cut the boards (4 each kind) into 2 1/2 inches wide x 25 inches long and then ran them through the planer to get consistent size..


Stay tuned for more updates soon......:-) ****************************************************************
For more information about ordering your own custom board go to: http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/
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