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  1. 9 points
    Experimental Bordeaux finish on African Mahogany, and the ziricote XL sheath: I am in love with this finish on the mahogany. It’s stunning. It has an iridescent quality in person that is fantastic. Back side to show you how it looks on unsculpted surface: It’s always fun to see how the woodgrain lines up. It looks like the sheath pieces fit together like so:
  2. 8 points
    The CoCos are HERE! I got 2 in Benge wood. I got them lest friday and have so far used them for every game I've put on the table this week. They're working great, thank you DMG On the left, my Pass-em-Around CoCo, and the right is the Bank/Personal one. The Bank/Personal gives me a variety of tiles for all different game tokens, whether to use as a back or as an individual organizer. The Pass-em-Around is meant so that every player (up to 5) can get their own little tile with the two wells and also a card stand for hidden objectives/rolls. The Deck and Card Stand tiles are gravy, although upon reflection and testing I should have just gotten 3 extra squares. Then all players could have gotten a Double and a Square. A combination of both CoCos used for a mock-setup of Near and Far And finally, my entire Dog Might collection so far (+3 more card stands not depicted). Still have a Traveler Dice Tower coming next!
  3. 7 points
    So, right off the bat, I have a confession to make. I am a liar. A terrible, terrible liar. Bolivian Rosewood is not a ‘True’ Rosewood at all. In my defense, I didn’t name it. But more on that later…. GENERAL INFO Native to tropical South America, Bolivian Rosewood is common to Brazil and, surprise, Bolivia where it prefers the drier areas of the forest. It is a medium size tree typically around 60 - 65 feet tall, though exceptional specimens can reach 100 feet with diameters approaching 5 feet. The bark of the tree is quite striking, showing high contrasting areas of white and a darker grey. Bolivian Rosewood is most often used in the music industry because of its breathtaking appearance and superb tonal qualities. Test this on any Dog Might product made of it by singing directly to the item then holding it to your ear, like a seashell. A ROSE (WOOD) BY ANY OTHER NAME… Like the Orange Roughy fish, which used to be called Slimehead, industries often change the name of a species to increase sales. Bolivian Rosewood is actually from a tree named Pau Ferro. True Rosewoods come from the Genus Dalbergia and Pau Ferro is in the genus Libidibia, which means it is not a true Rosewood. Libidibia is an amazing word to say over and over. Try it. Now. You will thank me. So why the name change, you ask. Was Bolivian Rosewood once called Slimewood? No, the name change is due to it almost identical properties to true Rosewoods. It’s working properties, graining, and luster mirror those other Rosewoods. Even professional musicians can’t tell the difference in tonal qulaities of Pau Ferro and Rosewoods. Another reason for the change is that many Rosewoods have worked their way onto the CITES endangered list and are no longer available. But fear not, Pau Ferro is not in danger. I would also like to point out that I used the word 'Rosewood' in this paragraph 5 times. Well, now its 6. THE ROSEWOOD DEFENSE Spiritualists believe that Bolivian Rosewood symbolizes love, healing, change, creativity and, most importantly, blocking unwanted forces. When the zombie apocalypse inevitably arrives, be sure to have some of this fine wood around. THOUGHTS FROM A WOODWORKER We when first started this little venture, using Bolivian Rosewood was a far-off dream. It is roughly 6 times costlier than the domestic woods we had been using. Now, we use a butt ton of it and it is truly glorious. Looking back, I am glad that we could afford it only after we became more experienced because, much like or Foreman Puzz Longbeard, it is a challenge to work with. It is oily. Very oily. It doesn’t like glue or finishes. The first time we used it, in our Adventure Case Kickstarter, I finished it with our old Poly based Dog Might Varnish. It was a little tacky but we went ahead and took pics for the campaign anyway. Fast forward to a week later, that damn box was still tacky. I am guessing that it is still tacky today, years later. The natural oils in the wood reacted with our old finish and stopped it from drying, ever. So, we would use a ‘dry coat’ on all Bolivian Rosewood from that point on. That meant soaking it in our varnish, then wiping it off, effectively using it as a sealant but resulting in a low gloss finish that didn’t match the rest of our products. I tried Shellac. It worked but, like our Head of Ops, Zoe, it is a pain in the butt to work with. Yeah, this is the one. Still wet 3 years later. Once we moved to our new location, we installed the new spray booth and switched to an industrial strength Catalyzed Lacquer finish. Our first Dragon Sheath made in Rosewood went into finishing, we all held our collective breath. An hour later…voila…gorgeous finish and completely dry to the touch. Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!!!!! Bolivian Rosewood is also very hard, coming in at 1960 on the Janka scale. The wood has a high amount of silica which makes it very tough on tools, requiring new blades often after cutting. It is heavy, making it hard on the body. Want to have a good, hard day’s work, try resawing 8/4 Bolivian Rosewood on the bandsaw for a few hours. Your body will not be pleased. Lumberjack juice helps. So, why the hell do we use this godforsaken wood, you ask. Because it is simply one of the most luxurious woods in the world. The color is warm and rich, ranging from reddish orange to dark violet brown. The grain is organic, curving softly through each piece in strong black lines. It feels amazing in the hand when finished. It is solid and strong but the surface is buttery soft, like the bum of a newborn. The luster, even before finishing, is incredible. It is consistent, beautiful, and, like a fine Scotch, only gets better with age.
  4. 5 points
    Yokohama This image is from our first experience using the CoCo's. My sister and I are playing Yokohama. We each had our own areas. The card holders worked awesome for sorting our cards while keeping their front side hidden from each other. Mine is the leopardwood CoCo's on the right in the picture.
  5. 5 points
    Village Here is my sister and I playing Village for the first time. We used pieces from four CoCo. We used a central area to hold community components for everyone. Worked very nicely for sorting the items tokens, money, and cubes. Then we each had our private areas. I noticed we each arranged our own areas differently. I LOVED using the quad CoCo--perfect for sorting the four different type cubes in the game. (Black is returned directly to the bag and never keep.)
  6. 5 points
    Bolivian Rosewood Wallet. My husband has gotten many good comments on it and he loves it.
  7. 4 points
    ...but they're gone today so we partied a little with Puzz's new grill. We've got a couple new apprentices in this photo, while Jeremiah and Annie are out on vacation.
  8. 3 points
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another shot of Dog Might News! At Dog Might we love to Raid and Invade and we've turned our sights onto the green fields of the Tabletop World. We've made it our mission to collaborate with our favorite companies in the industry and make gear for the coolest games. You may see us popping up in some awesome and unexpected places soon, so keep your eyes peeled and your wallets chained closed 😉 Check out our current Raids! Kraken Dice Box and GM Screen Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden Infected: Carrier Dog Might is hiring! Dog Might is looking to add to their Viking Tribe with an Operations Assistant! The position is still open so if you think you've got what it takes to organize shipping data and wield an axe in a tank top check out the position here The Artifact Dice Pledge Manager is Live! You can now confirm your pledge for Artifact Dice! Backers should have received an email but you can message @Zoe if you have any issues or questions. If you missed out on one of our most fun (funnest?) projects ever you can still jump in here https://dogmight.pledgemanager.com/projects/artifact-dice/participate/
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    Feast For Odin This Viking game takes up a LOT of room. We had the money in a central area. Use three rolling trays to hold supplies. The last rolling tray to actual spin the dice in. Good thing my sister and I have four CoCo's. Allows a lot of flexibility when choosing tiles needed in games.
  11. 3 points
    Viticulture @RomyCat and I played a number of games today and used CoCos. Our first game was Viticulture. Romy was purple and I was green. We also used metal money. Since Romy bought all those metal coins she tries to fit them into any game she can 😛. I really love CoCos. How did I every play games without them.
  12. 3 points
    My husband and I will be heading to Paizocon in Seattle this weekend.
  13. 3 points
    If I’m lucky I’ll get in time with my weekend gaming group which means pandemic legacy season 1 can begin! (And I have to make tri tip) Otherwise I’m thinking about wandering over to Fanime for a day this weekend to do an escape room/visit friends at con, priming/painting my army, and spending some quality time attached to my PS4 playing yakuza 0 or Monster Hunter.
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    I'll jump in if this is still going.
  16. 2 points
    I think it is VERY wise you are exploring these partnerships with boardgame kickstarters. It really increases the influence and visibility of your brand and will definitely draw more people to your company. Your rolling tray for Rise of Tribes was beautiful and the Cabbagehead deck box is solid. I hope it's something you continue to pursue because while you will sell a few pieces from the KS itself more importantly you draw people to know your brand As a side note when I started "following" you guys I did pay attention to the things and projects you guys backed so I can tell you it definitely has an influence on backers
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    Tons of gaming over memorial day weekend for me. We played keyflower, Gaia project, Voyages of Marco Polo, Lords of waterdeep, code names, and more. 😁
  19. 2 points
    Here are my plans:* Yard work Grilling steaks and meat-in-tube-form (aka SAUSAGE) Sleep Drinking bourbon and hoping I don't wake up on the back deck with a sunburn and bug bites Painting minis for GenCon contest *Not necessarily in this order.
  20. 2 points
    We will be using our catalyzed lacquer. It is food safe, as is any wood finish product sold in the US. It is one of the shady secrets of the woodworking world that companies sell "food safe" finishes for wood at a higher price when, in fact, every finish sold is legally required to be so.
  21. 2 points
    Nope, lol. Now that you point it out however... My husband and I are plotting our own photo for the twitter.
  22. 2 points
    Looking forward to reading the rules on Labyrinth!
  23. 2 points
    Finally got Castell out at the FLGS yesterday. The theme and presentation are certainly unique on this one: you are a team of castellers in Catalonia traveling around to local competitions making human towers, training, and recruiting more people to your team. It is quite puzzle-y, and there is a high amount of replayability due to the variable set ups and draws. It is a bit point-salady, but with a good balance (yes, pun intended). Also the draw bag is the most giant draw bag in the history of draw bags. It’s velvet, loud and takes charge of the room! Inaugural game set up: Here are some real-world examples:
  24. 2 points
    @Zenithsplendor Insist they get it for you as a late mother's day present!! It's only fair! @RomyCat Cameron has been testing it out with his Lumberjack Juice these last few days and there certainly aren't any leaks! We have been playing around with what finish to use exactly, depending on appearances, etc., but we are absolutely only using non-toxic, safe-for-consumption stuff. We thought we were going to go with mineral oil like our cutting boards, but I think we'll be using a fully sealing finish instead.
  25. 2 points
    Finally started painting again today. Don't have any finish work to show. Mainly did a wood cart (it looks awesome once the wash was added), a couple of tree stumps (I didn't use a primer and I'm worried about long term use for them), and worked on some fences which are not completed yet. I'm out of primer and need to buy some. I have some more tree stumps, beds, and cabinets from one company whose name I can't forgot. I couldn't remember if they come pre-primed are not. That is what I get for buying the miniatures in the fall and waiting till summer to paint them. Some of my miniatures from other companies do come pre-primed which is very helpful. I don't have to prime any of my Reaper miniatures or those from the Deep Cuts Wizkids series.
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