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Duke Blue Devil Checker set


My son-in-law is a Duke Blue Devil basket ball fan so I created this checker set for him.  Half the pieces are painted blue and half are white.  When you make it across you replace the checker piece with the devil piece to represent a king.  The board is made of walnut and popular for contrasting color.  The corners are mach dovetail miter joints made o a scroll saw.There is a felt lined drawer to store the pieces when not in use.  I finished it with 2 coats of tung oil.



bricofleur wrote re: Duke Blue Devil Checker set
on 04-14-2009 1:35 PM

Wow! This is a nice project. Congrats.

Your matched dovetail mitered corner joints are spectacular. Being cut at the scroll saw is even more spectacular. You must be very patient! Nice work.

I believe you cut the pieces at the scroll saw too?