Joker Board #4

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Project by rsmith71 posted 10-10-2010 03:58 AM 8252 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the fourth game board I’ve made for this game. I guess this is my obligatory LJ tumbling block, but without the cutting board.

The background design is Hickory, Walnut, and Mahogany. The playing surface is Maple with Walnut “dots” (they mark where the corners would be on a straight-sided board)

A lot of people I know play this game and there are several web sites that sell the boards in plywood or painted MDF, but they are all straight sided with 4 or 6 sides. When I wanted to make my own I had to be different and settled on a round design. Each of the 4 I’ve made so far have been unique, with different background patterns.

Finish is 4 coats of lacquer (so far).

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#1 posted 10-10-2010 04:07 AM

Speechless! Your workmanship is wonderful. I love the color of your blocks which set off the effect better. Thanks for sharing!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 10-10-2010 04:10 AM

Man, Robert, I don’t know anything about the game, but that sure is one incredible board!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-10-2010 04:13 AM

Thanks guys! Google “Jokers & Pegs” for more info. It is real similar to the game Sorry. The 2 separate rings are a 4-player or a 6-player game.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#4 posted 10-10-2010 04:45 AM

Absolutely amazing! although I get a little dizzy looking at it.

-- You're not a real wood worker until you've been to the Emergency one year...wait a minute, this isn't right.

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#5 posted 10-10-2010 06:05 AM

WOW….....I’m flabbergasted!! Great work!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 10-10-2010 07:16 AM

Yeah, I’d like to have the game board just to impress my friends – forget about knowing how to play the game!!! What are the pegs made out of.


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#7 posted 10-10-2010 10:11 AM

You have honorary membership to the club… LOL
Certainly amazing work..

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#8 posted 10-10-2010 10:45 AM

Wow, that sure is something, excellent.

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#9 posted 10-10-2010 10:40 PM

that’s awesome!!
i’d rather a beer and you teach us to play than google it ;)
joking aside, it looks like an interesting game and it’s caught my eye thanks to you :)
great work!

-- -- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#10 posted 10-10-2010 11:19 PM

Jordan- I use marbles for the game pieces and several decks of regular playing cards (3-5, depending on preference)

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#11 posted 10-11-2010 02:55 AM

Outstanding piece Robert. I’m going to have to drive up some day so you can show me how to play on this. If I’m going to learn the game … May as well be learned on the best looking Jokers & Pegs board I ever seen.

Good stuff Robert!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 10-11-2010 03:16 AM

Dan- You and the wife are welcome to come down one weekend and we’ll teach you how to play. But, you know that she’ll like it and you’ll have to make one for ya’ll to play on!

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#13 posted 10-11-2010 04:00 AM

Sounds like a plan Robert. I know she loves learning new games… And after she learns how to play I will find yet another project added to my list…lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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