Blockquote how long did this take? I assume forever.
Are you asking on the design, or the actual cutting on the ? I’ve probably spent 30 hours on and off over the past month tinkering with the files. I originally thought I would just create the board, but as I added each additional thing, it spiraled out of control. I still plan on replacing the Chance and Community chest cards with printed versions from Moo.com, but will wait for a decent online coupon to appear.
For the actual cutting / engraving:
Each half of the board took just shy of 3 hours. I have printed more than one set. The original was on Maple, and the graphics were inverted. This was also on 1/8" proofgrade, and decided that I wanted to use 1/4" material and go with Cherry. One piece that I printed was ruined after the stepper motor jumped about 3/4" to the right after about 2 hours into the print.
Scoring and cutting the property cards took about 3 hours on the . The money was the most tedious, as I had to do one sheet of 10 bills at a time, but it was worth it to have everything cut to the same size. The tokens I did over a lunch break earlier this week. The houses and hotels I did last night when I got home from work. A lot of work for something that won’t get used very often, but it’s a neat custom game to have in my collection.