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Leopardwood Mancala board

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Project by Bostonsteve posted 03-03-2015 05:01 PM 1183 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I love to play Mancala, so I decided to make a board for us. First game board I’ve ever made, so a bit of a learning experience.

Found a nice box core router bit for the pits, but had to build a jig for the end holes since the router edge guide wasn’t good for making squares.

Glued some sandpaper to paint stirrers to sand the inside of the hinge notches.

Instead of a locking clasp, I thought it would be cool to embed some neodymium magnets into the wood using a forstner bit to make the holes and a plug cutter to make tiny cylinders to hide them.

Finished it off with danish oil to really make the grain patter beautiful.





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#1 posted 03-03-2015 07:33 PM

Love that leopardwood nice project and welcom to LJ’s i’m sure you will love it here

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 08:50 PM

Thanks. The pic is upside-down, but c’est la vie. Been lurking on this site for a while checking out all the cool projects, but this is the first one of my own I feel worthy of posting :)

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#3 posted 03-09-2015 03:38 PM

Well ya did good, there are so many talented folks here, I learn something new just about every time I log on.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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