And because the design i came up with had two sides i went for the nice old game of drafts (checkers)
The board and the pieces will be made from wood and cut and engraved on a laser cutter.
this is the first time I've made a board for a game from scratch so i know it wont be perfect but it was mainly a test to see if i could do it.
Step 1: Materials and Tools.
- wood. i used different types, all 3mm thick.
>walnut, spruce, obeche and a pine ply wood.
- Thin ply wood. i used a 1mm ply
- wood glue.
- small hinges and fastening latch, with tiny screws.
- sand paper
- laser cutter
Step 2: Planning and cutting.
i cut the parts out of the wood on a laser cutter.
Step 3: Gluing the parts.
The frame for the main board was made from the ply wood.
I spread the glue along where the two parts for one half meet and then i used the thin 1mm ply as a brace on the underside of the board face to keep it together and strong.
i did this with all 8 parts for the two sides.
The frame was made with two layers of 3mm plywood.
i constructed them in two L shapes the first layer is the main surface and the second layer is the brace level.