|Project by LeroyTheLips||posted 11-09-2012 07:06 PM||1028 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I have been working on a Japanese GO game for awhile. This game is made of poplar mahogany and maple. The grid is woodburned and so are the images which I airbrushed. I still have to make the legs and bowls to hold the pieces. This is a very heavy game. It is about 22” x 20” x 5”, without the legs. I made it large (the grid is standard regulation size) so that it can be used whilst sitting on the floor. There is a difference in the size of the squares depending on whether it is Chinese or Japanese. Chinese use squares but Japanese use slightly rectangular grids (to appear square from the end of the table). The pieces are also different, one having a flat side and the other being convex on both sides. I purchased the pieces in Japan. Just cheap plastic one. The pictures were pieced from different Japanese lithographs. I don’t know how to play this game but have always wanted to make one. I plan on using Western Red Cedar for the legs.