The carnival was in town, and even though William Wallace had an epic battle scheduled for the next morning, he and his friends still visited the face painting booth.

(and that last picture is a little something for Hearthstone players)




Starting On A New Board Game

I am getting started on a new board game that is really going to be fun to work on. I did this piece as a sort of “warm up” to get my creative juices flowing. If you have any ideas for a fun, fantasy type scene featuring warrior animals, let me know… maybe I can work them into the mix. These games should be ready for this Christmas season and I will post more about that later on this year.

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My Front Porch

The rockers that sit on my front porch have gone through about 13 harsh winters and the tiny bit of paint that was still trying to hang onto them would come off on your backside every time you sat down in one. I finally got around to cleaned the chairs and table up and gave them all a fresh coat of paint.

The table became an interesting sort of project. The center top lifts off and a backgammon board is inset beneath it. Unfortunately, winter has treated it harshly, too.

I rebuilt the backgammon board with MDF and give it a little dimensionality.

I also gave it a pretty snappy faux tooled leather surface.

I cut out a new lid from MDF and sawed lines into it to create a weathered slat look. On the flip side I attached a checkerboard.

The checkerboard is the front and back sides of masonite. One side is slick and the other side is kinda furry.

I was surprised at how heavy the table top was when I was done. MDF and masonite are both fairly heavy materials, but I guess the real weight came from the 256 screws I used to attach the 64 checkerboard pieces with.