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Sjoelbak a Dutch Shuffle Board Game

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Project by bobdurnell posted 04-13-2013 02:33 AM 2890 views 17 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My lumber jock brother, Rico, and I made two sjoelbak games for a friend of his daughter. I helped with the construction and making the 60 pucks. We used prefinished 3/4 in birch plywood for the bottom and solid sugar maple for the pucks and the trim. The gates are made of cherry and teak plugs were used for accents. Finish is my favorite, Deft, have been using it for years even though it is hard to get in some parts of California.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.





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#1 posted 04-13-2013 03:26 AM

Very professional looking. Great job to you and your brother. Should of made one for yourself.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#2 posted 04-13-2013 04:25 AM

NIce! It looks like fun.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 04-13-2013 09:21 AM

Nice build and it looks like a great game too. I was trying to figure out why the point difference between the gates. Are the lower point holes more difficult for some reason?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 04-13-2013 12:11 PM

Neat project. I am sure they will enjoy many hours of fun.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 04-13-2013 01:58 PM

I played it often as a kid, it’s a great family game too :) great work!

-- -Thomas -

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#6 posted 04-13-2013 05:03 PM

Cool game. Never seen it before

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#7 posted 04-13-2013 09:31 PM

Wonderful project and great game to play

-- Norman

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#8 posted 04-14-2013 02:42 AM

We had this game at the chinatown recreation center in San Francisco, in the 60’s. Never knew its name. Thanks for posting. Brings back memories…

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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#9 posted 04-16-2013 02:34 PM

Looks like a fun and challenging game. Great build on that good looking board.

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