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Here are some pics now of the game set before applying the finish. I hand-painted all of the colored squares and stamped the lettering into the appropriate spaces. The game tiles are also stamped.
I know the game tiles look factory made but they are all hand made... all 100 stinking tiles, cut and then hand sanded on all six sides.
I finished them over the course of today by laying them all out on hardware cloth as someone here suggested and then sprayed them with polyurethane.
You'll see the game rotates on the base and includes a drawer for storage.
I was lucky to find the Scrabble stamps online but be careful to buy only the official registered version... the knock-off sets don't have the correct points next to the letters.
I had to have the stamps for the game face custom made for this project. The ones that say stuff like "double word score".
the last pic is of the tile holders but it is kind of hard to see the detail of how they are cut.
here are the pics as of now... I'll have more once it is finished.
BTW, this is the first "paid" woodworking project for me and frankly the first major undertaking in woodworking for me as well... I am thrilled with how nicely it has come together.