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Project by kiefer posted 12-13-2011 06:58 AM 5748 views 28 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is the complete board which I posted the playing area of in previously .
This one has been a struggle and I am still not sure I have what I want as far as the design is concerned ,
But Christmas is coming and I still need to apply more finish coats ,though it will be done.
I do not want a separate container to store the game pieces because my intention is to leave it out to entice
people to a game , and my son will agree with that ,I hope.
The board is constructed from Baltic birch as a base and jatoba and maple as the show wood .
The game player pieces are lace wood, maple ,roasted maple and mahagony and my wife calls them the little owls .

Any comments and critiques welcome .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 12-13-2011 07:05 AM

Beautiful work Kiefer!
That board invites play just by the way it looks.
You did a masterful job with the lay out and design.
I’m sure that game will see many players.!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 12-13-2011 08:14 AM

But Christmas is coming and I still need to apply more finish coats

Ah yes, walking into the shop, staring at the projects and knowing the clock is ticking…........

Nice game board!!!

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 08:18 AM

Shut the front door… what a great board…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 11:44 AM

Great job on the game board looks great. Hope all is well….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 02:19 PM

It looks really nice. Certainly a conversation piece.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#6 posted 12-13-2011 02:45 PM

Wow Kiefer, what a great interpretation of the Quoridor game! It resembles nothing so much as a medieval battlefield with battlements and chevron fortifications. This is a beautiful looking piece with those warm colours, very classy corners and wide eyed game pieces. Top notch work!

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

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#7 posted 12-13-2011 03:16 PM

Very nice Keifer.
Those do look like little owls. Makes you just want to touch them.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 12-13-2011 04:31 PM

Great board! Really like the wall storage slots on the diagonals! Beautiful craftsmanship!

-- Dennis, WV

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#9 posted 12-13-2011 04:44 PM

Kiefer, that is an awesome game board!!!!!!!!!.........Jim

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

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#10 posted 12-13-2011 05:46 PM

outstanding board, I am in the process of making some of these for the gkids they enjoyed playing the game when I made one from plywood, just to see if they liked it enough for me to make a nice one, they liked it very much, even one of the five year olds can play it. I like your design, I may steal some of your ideas.
great job.

-- Smitty!!!

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#11 posted 12-13-2011 10:48 PM

Great job Kiefer, there is a lot of fun waiting to be had from this great looking piece

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 12-13-2011 10:51 PM

Wow!! Very nice work, great job on this thanks for the post.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#13 posted 12-13-2011 11:29 PM

Really a beautiful board.
Never heard of this game, but now I would love to!
So fine details that it would be a pleasure to play on this just to enjoy the gameboard.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Don Johnson

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#14 posted 12-13-2011 11:44 PM

Beautiful work – playing the game with that set must be a visual and tactile treat.


-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#15 posted 12-13-2011 11:58 PM

I noticed that you have more than twenty fences with your board, I thought that only twenty was allowed for the game.or does it matter? or does each player get ten fences each?

-- Smitty!!!

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