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Project by Brett StClair posted 04-21-2014 03:42 PM 1714 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2 more boards completed…

1st
Board – Walnut burl Veneer over 1/2” baltic birch plywood.
Base and Rail – 1/2” Oak Plywood with dark grain fill

2nd
Ottowa Senators Themed
All painted 1/2” baltic birch plywood

Many coats of Mohawk Piano Lacquer rubbed out flat on both.

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 04-21-2014 05:09 PM

Very nice work. I’ve never heard of the game, guess I need to do some research.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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mrsKennyMak

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 02:22 AM

Both very cool, and the walnut burl is gorgeous!
Have you made wooden discs, or (gasp!) do you play with coins?

-- “In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in [...] may we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” ~ Robert Fripp

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Brett StClair

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 03:57 PM

Thanks for the comments!

MrsKennyMak, I would not risk the finish on the these boards using anything other than wooden discs. It is possible to make them but I do not. I get mine from a disc supplier. It would be too time consuming to make them plus it would be difficult to consistently get the concave / convex faces without having custom (and presumably expensive) tooling.

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein

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Kelly

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#4 posted 04-23-2014 12:36 PM

I love this game… used to play it as kids. I’m tempted to try and build one but it does look a little intimidating. Any suggestions where to start. The one you have here looks great but might be a little to nice for grandkids (-:

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Brett StClair

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#5 posted 04-23-2014 04:55 PM

Kelly,
It is a bit intimidating at first so…
Checkout http://woodgears.ca/crokinole/
On that site Matthias shows you how to build a simpler, less time consuming, but yet still nice version that would be great for the slightly more destructive crowd (i.e. toddlers, teenagers, and drunk people :-).
Good luck with your efforts and please share it with us here when you are done.

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein

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nogeel

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#6 posted 09-14-2015 03:36 AM

Brett, I know your mentioned on one of you other boards that you used a circle jig to do the circle lines. I would just wonder how did you cut the straight lines so perfectly? Did you just use a straight edge as a guide and plunge it or did you make some sort of Jig to help you get it right every time?

-- Jeff, Tennessee

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Brett StClair

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#7 posted 10-01-2015 05:28 PM

nogeel,
essentially yes, I just used a straight edge. actually it was 2 because I wanted to make sure that the router base was captured between 2 straight edges so that it didn’t wander. if you are careful you can do it with one.
It helped a lot to make a jig that was 2 parallel straight edges that were permanently spaced the diameter of my bosch colt router base. (smaller router is easier to control). If you are only making one board making a jig may be overkill but as long as you are building one you might as well build several. they make great gifts. hence building a jig is worthwhile.

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein

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