Joker Board #5

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Project by rsmith71 posted 04-25-2011 12:53 AM 4706 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the fifth ‘Joker Board’ I’ve made. The boards are fun but time-consuming to make because I haven’t really made any patterns for the layouts yet. These have been a way to spend “me” time in the shop on a project of my own design.

#5 is Aromatic Red Cedar and White Pine in a diamond pattern with 3 coats of lacquer.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-25-2011 01:00 AM

That is one very cool board!!!!!! Is it for Pegs and Jokers? I have seen the segments but never a round one!
Is the outer ring for 6 players and the inner ring for 4 players?
Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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matt garcia

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#2 posted 04-25-2011 01:20 AM

WOW!! This looks complex!! I would get lost on the glue up!! Nice job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 04-25-2011 01:27 AM

Yes. It is Pegs and Jokers. That’s another name for it. My boards are 29” across and yes, the outer ring is 6 player and the inner 4 player. I also use marbles instead of pegs. The round ones are my design. I learned to play on a flat sided board but wanted to do something different when I made my own.
After that, I made more. #2, #3, and #4.
For stability, I start with a 1/2” Baltic Birch ply substrate and overlay 1/4” hardwood for the pattern I want to make. The time spent on designing and building these is my relaxation time in the shop. Each one is different and one of a kind.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#4 posted 04-25-2011 01:59 AM

Now that is the way to have “ME” time….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 04-25-2011 12:27 PM

Interesting patterns there. Thanks for posting.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 04-25-2011 02:05 PM

Looks like a lot of work there Robert… Cool looking design…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 04:38 PM

I have made some standard Joker boards in the past, but I want to make a circular design like yours.
How did you layout the holes? do you use a jig or do you have access to CNC equipment.
Thank you for sharing your work and life.

Farmers Branch, TX

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