Making Go boards, Part 3: Star Points
This took some experimenting, but finally hit on a nice and repeatable technique. I didn’t want to use dowels, wanted to stay with long grain. Went with using Brass Inlay Bushing and a 5/8” hole template. Gives me 3/16” dots for the 9 points on the grid.
Start with smaller offset and route into a block of Rosewood. Secured tape so the dots don’t fly around the shop when I cut them free at the bandsaw.
Aligned the hole template over the appropriate intersection points. Switched to the larger offset bushing and routed shallow holes. A bit of glue and in goes the dot. Once dry, quick work with the block plane to bring them flush with the board.
Finishing with Tung Oil; I’ll post photos of the end result in a couple weeks.