Custom Mancala Board

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Project by barkupatree posted 1258 days ago 2932 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A client asked for a Mancala Board made of Black Walnut and Curly Soft Maple. He wanted something playable but a little out of the ordinary, no glass for playing pieces. I decided to use for playing pieces pebbles from gold mine tailings that were dredged out of a creek in the 1800’s. The board folds with barrel hinges and is held shut with magnets. The rounded ends are unique to this board design and the client is very happy.

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#1 posted 1258 days ago

Nice job. Never heard of that game before. Guess i’d beter make a board ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1258 days ago

Nice, I need to research as well on how to play this game.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 1258 days ago

I can see why the client was happy. Good stuff! (btw… I never heard of it before either)

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 1258 days ago

I remember it as a game during my childhood days here in the Philippines. We call in “sunka”.

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#5 posted 1257 days ago

Very nice. I like seeing the use of earth magnets.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#6 posted 1253 days ago

Made this for the neighbor out of a pine log. Not really portable tho!!

He put it on his back porch for his kids.


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#7 posted 944 days ago

Never heard of the game until now , but I would love to have your creation any way : )

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