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Build a nice goban with a resonating chamber.Before jumping in to this project, I suggest reading up a little on board dimensions.
I chose Purple Heart for the frame and Birdseye Maple for the playing surface. Its all personal preference, but a lighter color playing surface is more traditional.
The pieces of Purple Heart I got were about twice the thickness I wanted for the frame, so I ripped them on the tablesaw.
Get them down to thickness using the planer.
Using the tablesaw, cross cut the frame pieces to length. Then set up the saw to do dados. You want to dado the top edge of all the ...
Fit all the frame pieces together to get the dimensions of your top and bottom pieces. (just doing the math to figure it out may leave you with ...
Once the glue has dried on the top, use the frame measurements and cut the top to size. Its better to cut it big, then slowly work it ...
The more clamps the better!
Fit the bottom the same way as the top. Then glue it on. You can also use a staple gun if you are impatient like me. Once the ...
Using a compass, draw the diameter of hole you want to cut, then use a drill to start the hole. Break out your reciprocating saw and go to ...
Now its time to make the playing surface playable. Start by sanding down the top of the board as smooth as you care to. An interesting fact about ...
For decoration I added some brass plugs to the corners on two sides. The technical term is a "pinned rabbit joint" Besides decoration, it helps to tell which ...
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