|Project by Brett||posted 12-21-2013 09:30 PM||4721 views||14 times favorited||7 comments|
Here is a Mancala game board made from Madrone.
I used a plunge router with a box core bit mounted to carve out the cups that hold the game pieces. I drew the lines on the piece and routed them freehand. I was looking for a primitive look for the board so I used some carving tools to gouge the cups and edges to try and make it have a hand carved appearance.
The legs were turned on the lathe and installed by drilling a hole for each leg on the bottom of the board and glueing the leg tenon in the hole. I used Watco Dark Walnut Danish Oil Finish to make it darker and add some more protection for the wood, rather than being left bare. I bought some decorative stones from the craft store for the playing pieces.
I am very pleased with the over all look of this particular board. It has the look and feel that I had in mind when I started out on making this project. This was a quick and satisfying project and I plan to make more to give away soon!
Thanks for checking it out!
-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com