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Wahoo marble board game

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Project by ScoFF posted 1122 days ago 10881 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a mable game called wahoo – a game I’ve yet to play. I started by making a hardboard template with 105 holes drilled using the drill press according to the board design. Then I glued up a laminated panel of maple 24”x24” and handplaned it flat, then I used a card scraper to finish it off.

Next I attached the template to the blank game board and began routing the rounded holes using a core box bit.

Once that was done I hand painted the correct holes and finally finished the surface by spraying a few coats of polyurethane while sanding in between.

I enjoyed doing this and kept the template to make more later if I wanted. I think I’ll make a smaller one for our house.

-- ...I will not be limited.





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vipond33

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#1 posted 1122 days ago

That’s a lot of holes and they do look perfect. A great technique for rounded holes! I would have ground a HSS drill round ended and run it at high speed, but this method allows you to make another with no effort. Never heard of this game – I’m a wood game nut so I’ll be making one too. Did you scrape and sand after painting to cut off the excess or do you have a really steady hand? Very nice work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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DLCW

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#2 posted 1122 days ago

Great job!

Looks kind of like the game Aggravation. It is fun to play.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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Cousinwill

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#3 posted 1122 days ago

Good looking board. I have played this game many times !! It’s a simple game but is still alot of fun for all ages.

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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svenbecca

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#4 posted 1096 days ago

I used to play this when I was a kid in Germany. Loosely translated, we called it AGGRIVATION.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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rogerw

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#5 posted 1096 days ago

looks like a Parcheesy {sp} game we palyed as a kid. it was a board game with different colored marbles. nice job!

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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tknowles1

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#6 posted 716 days ago

How do I order a board just like this? How much does this board cost? Does it come with the marbles & dice?

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