Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Banner

Decided to get on the ball and add a graphical banner. I will improve on it later. But for now it will help improve the look and feel of the site.

Tablero da Gucci part 2

Continuing from my last post, After I finished with the Dremel work on the board I laid out the glasses to see if everything looked good.

Then I sanded it all down and in between the squares. Next I stained the board

I picked a classic oak stain for the job. Using cheap foam brushes I layered on a nice even coat.
It took a few tries to get all the cracks filled in. At this point you can hardly even tall it has a seam between the two boards. While this one was drying I started in on the second one, I will spare you the details since its all the same.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Bus Pirates

Pretty cool little series of videos. Pirates of the modern age.

Tablero da Gucci

As of late I have been rather obsessed with a game called Tablero, In case you have never heard of it, its a drinking game that was developed in the S.C,A, that is played with seven shot glasses and a 7x7 checkered board. The board is one square shorter on each side than a standard checkered board. Since my obsession has gotten the best of me I have decided to start making boards to play with during this years pirate event season, which is coming up rather quickly. I wanted a to make a few boards and I wanted them to stand up to the torturous use they will have to endure during an average event. So of course wood is the most logical material.