I figure I ought to have one, though, just in case. I usually make these as gifts. This one will be mine.
At least for now.
The two pieces, as we've seen in the last post, now fit together.
|It just happens this opening is sized perfect for my hinge.|
|Just a little of the one side needs to be removed to fit the hinge.|
|Just like splitting a tenon.|
|Looks good from here...|
|but not so good here.|
I finally got everything to fit and close nicely, and made a leather snap to keep the game closed.
|The ugly screw is temporary.|
To do this, I mark out the rows with a marking gauge, and step off the holes with two sets of dividers: one for the distance of the groups of five, and the other for the distance between individual holes. After the holes are drilled out, I plane the marks away.
|I made six lines for the rows. It will be a three-handed board.|
|Next I step off the holes, and use a knife to mark all of the other points.|
After the cross marks are made with a knife, I used an awl to dimple the point where the brad on my drill bit will start the hole. If I was careful with the layout, it will look very uniform.
|The finished layout.|
Check out the first post in this series HERE.