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So I made aggravation game boards for my kids and sisters kids this Christmas. This was the final one, the others I gave away… practiced on everyone else’s board so I worked out all the kinks by the time I got to the final board, so this one is perfectly flat works great. I used a template I made out of 1/2 plywood and used Rockler marble hole drill bit.





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razor524

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#1 posted 539 days ago

Very nice work, the paint look great did you paint and then sand it?

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RockCrab

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#2 posted 539 days ago

Great looking board! But it looks like you missed a green dot. How is the game played?

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 539 days ago

I’ve never played this game but the board looks amazing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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louxwe

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#4 posted 539 days ago

For the first ones, (Oak) I used a tung oil varnish for a couple of coats, sanded in between, then rubbed in some Howard Feed-n-Wax polish to let it soak in good and cover the end grain of the marble holes, then just painted two coats of the holes. For the final one (Walnut) I used a bunch of coats of polyurethane (I think this gave it a very tough outer surface to protect it from kid damage. Did Thick Poly coat sand w/200, poly sand w/320, poly sand w/400, poly rub with fine wire wool, then coat with Howard Feed-n-Wax and then paint on top of that.

If I do it again I think I would like to try painting the holes first with several coats, then putting the poly on top of that, but i think it will work just fine either way.

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ldl

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#5 posted 538 days ago

Good looking board. I used to call it dadblamit. Got to keep a cool head with no temper to play this game.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 538 days ago

Amazing board! Like the wood grain, design and finish. Hard to get bored to play this kind of board.

—www.sawblade.com

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twoblacklabs

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#7 posted 537 days ago

Nice job. We love this game. My prototype is out of mdf but since I ran out of time this year, it’s what we use!

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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tglenn1964

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#8 posted 210 days ago

Does anyone have the template for the six person. MY mother is very sick and I am trying to make one last minute. She grew up playing and we wanted to make one for Christsmas?

Thank You!

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