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Wits-end
Bryan-HallWS wrote:
Wits-end wrote:

Hey @Bryan_HallWS, how did you decide to use the OSMO oil? Did you choose this one over another you used before? Just trying to pick tips from experience. Thanks.

I've tested some others and found this to be the fastest to apply and easiest to use. It also comes with the highest price tag of course! $150 a gallon. 

I can hardly believe two months have passed! Thanks for the tips on the OSMO. The beta boards all look like they’ve held up exceedingly well. I echo @TheOneCalledMichael, i like the aged look as well. I hadn’t noticed the beveled edge on the underside before now, very nice. I’ve noticed boards are difficult to pick up when they are just straight edged. I’m not really surprised about the adjustable feet though, our dining table (where most OTB games will be played) is a very rough surface making adjustable an excellent choice.  (Think farmhouse chic) If taken to the park or the back patio or front deck, the feet may prove highly desirable. I hate a rocking playing surface. Not being a collector myself, some warp-age is acceptable and to a degree welcome. Wood can and may move, it’s the character of the medium. Personally, i enjoy the wood medium and its imperfections and nuances even if it drives me nuts when I’m in the wood shop. If i didn’t, I’d probably gravitate towards plastics, ewwwww! 

Well done @Bryan_HallWS!

Bryan-HallWS
Wits-end wrote:
Bryan-HallWS wrote:
Wits-end wrote:

Hey @Bryan_HallWS, how did you decide to use the OSMO oil? Did you choose this one over another you used before? Just trying to pick tips from experience. Thanks.

I've tested some others and found this to be the fastest to apply and easiest to use. It also comes with the highest price tag of course! $150 a gallon. 

I can hardly believe two months have passed! Thanks for the tips on the OSMO. The beta boards all look like they’ve held up exceedingly well. I echo @TheOneCalledMichael, i like the aged look as well. I hadn’t noticed the beveled edge on the underside before now, very nice. I’ve noticed boards are difficult to pick up when they are just straight edged. I’m not really surprised about the adjustable feet though, our dining table (where most OTB games will be played) is a very rough surface making adjustable an excellent choice.  (Think farmhouse chic) If taken to the park or the back patio or front deck, the feet may prove highly desirable. I hate a rocking playing surface. Not being a collector myself, some warp-age is acceptable and to a degree welcome. Wood can and may move, it’s the character of the medium. Personally, i enjoy the wood medium and its imperfections and nuances even if it drives me nuts when I’m in the wood shop. If i didn’t, I’d probably gravitate towards plastics, ewwwww! 

Well done @Bryan_HallWS!

 

Thanks! One thing I didn't mention to the testers, but just realized I could have mentioned, is that the feet can simply be unscrewed and played without. If you're at the dining table and don't want them, take them off. Have a farmhouse style table? Keep them on! The next step of upgrading to brass feet will be a really nice upgrade IMO. 

The tigerwood board is undoubtedly one of my favorites. I'm a big walnut fan and I really like that board. Plus, I've accidentally discovered that those stripes are relatively hard to come by. Most of the boards are pure orange, with a little black here and there. These nicer stripes aren't all that common, at least not where I get my wood from. With the aging, it just adds to the character. I don't think I'll send this one out again. It will be my daily board for the time being. 

Last, the beveled board is an experiment that I'm also interested in exploring more. It wasn't meant to be beveled, I simply wanted to make a board where the squares changed from black to white as you go through the board. I threw in the bevel at the last minute and think it's quite nice when used without the feet. With the feet, the ease of pickup is a bit redundant. 

Hopefully getting a few more boards built up soon!

 

nousernameswereavailable

very nice!

phase10king
Love the boards, I’m wanting to build one and still determining the specifics, how do you think a walnut and ash would go together? And do you think a end grain board would look good?
Bryan-HallWS
phase10king wrote:
Love the boards, I’m wanting to build one and still determining the specifics, how do you think a walnut and ash would go together? And do you think a end grain board would look good?

I think I've seen some pics of them and thats a classic combo. I'm unsure of ash end grain though, have never seen it. 

TheOneCalledMichael

For the woodworker misters here...what's the best way to store boards for long time? Flat? Hanging? With or without plastic wrap? Do they need to "breath"? or airtight sealed? 

The thing is, I have 3 cats and I can't just let them lying around so I have to store them archive.png

Bryan-HallWS
TheOneCalledMichael wrote:

For the woodworker misters here...what's the best way to store boards for long time? Flat? Hanging? With or without plastic wrap? Do they need to "breath"? or airtight sealed? 

The thing is, I have 3 cats and I can't just let them lying around so I have to store them

I like airflow for long term storage. I keep mine on a bookshelf with little spacers in between them. 

I have a dog. She doesn't bother my boards at all.... ;-)

TheOneCalledMichael

Lucky you, mine like to sit on it and one board has already a scratch on it grrrr