I had some spare time so when I heard one of the things my brother wanted for his bday was a checkers set I thought, “how hard could that be to make?”. It’s just squares on some sort of board which could be material or something hard like wood and 14 pieces that are all the same shape. First I was going to make the board out of fabric. But I like wood. It feels better and I wanted something heavy and solid, not some wimpy, rolled up material board. So I went with wood. And, with a little guidance from Jurgen and my landlord James, this was the process/outcome.