Friday, March 14, 2008

00246 Laser engaving

After numerous false starts, I've finally got the laser engraved boards I wanted for the backgammon board and they're looking really good.

Laser Engraved Spikes

Laser Engraved Spikes Laser Engraved Spikes

Just hope I can put the board together well enough to do them justice. They need to be painter a kind of burgundy colour on the back and given a coat of varnish or two on the fron and then we head for a jig to add the rails and to make sure that the top and bottom trays meet together properly.

Friday, March 07, 2008

00245 Rails ready

I've prepared the rails for the backgammon board and now I just have to hope that the laser etching comes off this week. After struggling to get it sorted last week, I'm hoping Dave can get the board sorted and ready to have the rails built up around it. Then I can devise a rig which in theory will allow me to make multiple, identical boards - mostly important because I want the top and bottom trays to match perfectly.
Anyway here's a shot of the rails, for no other reason than I have nothing else to show for it all:

Rails ready for mitring

00244 Wheel building

In order to get my track bike back up to something like scratch, I rebuilt the hub and spokes of the old (broken) from wheel onto a new rim. What a satisfying thing to do - great symmetry too.

Wheel Hub & Spokes