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Carved Mancala Game

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Project by markswoodcraft posted 510 days ago 1136 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my mom requested this for her birthday
it was a good carving project, didn’t take me a really long time
i suppose i could of used a router with a jig, but i didn’t have a proper bit, or the patience to set up a jig
made of pine, sanded to 320, stained with medium walnut danish oil
and finished with 2 coats of satin spray on polyurethane
little rough around the edges but thats kind of the effect i was going for

Thanks for looking,
Mark





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nwbusa

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#1 posted 510 days ago

One of our favorite family games… on my list of things to make. I like the rustic look of yours, would go great with some natural stones if you can find them. Nice job!

-- John, BC, Canada

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 510 days ago

Very nice – I will echo John in saying that the rustic, hand-made look suits this piece well. If you research this game you will see that the playing surface was originally scratched into the dirt and then carved into flattened logs.

Great build!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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drbyte

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#3 posted 510 days ago

We love this game, have multiple boards, some store bought, some home made. Yours looks great, looks very authentic!

-- Dennis, WV

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