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Project by robscastle posted 05-12-2019 02:57 AM 651 views 1 time favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK this is the final episode of the Sungka board production as far as I am concerned.
As you would be aware if you were following the antics of myself and anthm27 we have both been busy making these game boards.

I started these three in April and have only just managed to finish them.
Most of the time was taken up with me experimenting with work processes and buying tools I never used in the end to achive the results you see here.

The Timber.
The Timber is Australian Swamp Gum or AKA River Gum some stock courtesy of LLWW or AKA degoose.
Sadlythe plank of timber I chose had quite a few defects in it and replicated through the timber to each individual board, but as I wanted to develop a work method to produce them as my wife friends kept ordering more each visit I continued on regardless to completion.

One of the boards is subject to a blog if your interested further.

Work Process.
The plank I used was 3m in length so I docked three pieces out of it suitable for the boards
I then ripped the three down to about 28mm and set to work.
Initally I used a modified roundover bit in a hand held router and the template at picture four.
This produced the board in the middle.
As this is way too long to route out, I set out to reduce the milling time from about 2 hours to about 30 minutes.
I achieved this time reduction by using an Arbortech Mini planer.
The results are the fish and truck board using it.

Once all the carving and shaping was completed I used my favorite girl to assist with the sanding, she sanded everything to 600 Grit, I had a picture of her but somebody pinched her while she was at the New store helping out there. If I find out who did that the green cape will your next worry!

The boards were then friction polished to achieve the finish seen in the pictures.

I dont have any action shots of the boards in use but if LBD decides to fly North for the winter I may get him and I active with a game and then I can post some pictures of the odd couple or two grumpy old men playing.

Thats it from me for the time being hope I didnt bore you too much.

-- Regards Rob





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anthm27

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#1 posted 05-12-2019 05:37 AM

Absolutely outstanding,
Thats superb, Great how you’ve done the three shapes. The fish came out great. Good to see good ol Aussie Hardwood being used although I would imagine it to be very hard on the tools and bits. Nice finish and the first I,ve seen of Friction Polish, It certainly brings up the Swamp Gum a treat.

I was wondering why you where so quiet on here yesterday clearly busy heads down.
Al-round nice job and Auroras friends should be thrilled.
Kind Regards
Anthm27

Edit: I,m definitely standing by for the two grumpy ol men playing Sungka Pics, (that should be great marketing)

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anthm27

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#2 posted 05-12-2019 05:48 AM

Seems the new technique you’ve developed worked well Rob,
Letting mini Arbotecch to do most of the grunt work in removing most of the waste. Then finishing off with the Bowl cutter.
Nice one.

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#3 posted 05-12-2019 05:50 AM

Nice job…. You must be dreaming thosr holes

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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robscastle

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#4 posted 05-12-2019 06:27 AM

Wood polishing blog.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/robscastle/blog/42409
Its a bit old now so if it of interest I can do an update with supporting pictures.

The good guys use a beall system, but its like 5/8 HC sharpening cones in Australia.
A couple of youtube episodes cover it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YyB3c87ucw

-- Regards Rob

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 05-12-2019 09:48 AM

They all came out nice Rob. I had to resort to a YouTube video to see how the game was played. This is all new to me!
I’m with Anthm Grumpy old men pic’s…:)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 05-12-2019 11:39 AM

Looks like fun, but I am new to it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Dave Polaschek

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#7 posted 05-12-2019 12:35 PM

Nicely done, Rob! So do you now control the majority of the sungka board trade to the Philippines? A commendation from the queen on the way perhaps? Well done, and an excuse to hoist a pint or six, I’d say.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#8 posted 05-12-2019 04:56 PM

Very nice work on these Rob. I especially liked the one that is shaped a little like a fish and it made me think that making these boards in shapes of animals or something else recognizable could be pretty cool. Just a thought.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 05-12-2019 04:56 PM

Wow rc, love the way you extended the board for those sneaky disguised larger holes,


.... The fish came out great…..
- anthm27

Fiddle sticks! Bet he only made it to fish for compliments…. with 16 holes, that fish would sink!

Talking about money… I do have just one singular question (amongst others)....
If I came around with some loose change in my pockets,

how would I get them into your pockets… NO, NO, No, no… not yours personally, as I hate to lose… but into the Sungka board’s?

(PS. The $2 coin in the foreground is for comparrispn… believe the missus when she disagrees and insists that bigger is better… never heard of anyone being knocked out by a single $2 coin, however, a single $30 will do some major damage).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 05-12-2019 05:21 PM


.... for the two grumpy ol men playing Sungka Pics….
- anthm27

Hell ant’ man, nearly missed this derision of the Queenslander….

In his “deep fence”, lets get it straight before I go crooked on you…only one grumpy and one insane “men” (men I believe, the last time I looked down)... you be the judge as to whom is who and what this is about… as for the pics, I may modestly baulk at such an invitation… at least rc keeps his clothes on… us ducks have been portrayed without pants let alone frilly undergarments… that’s why Malia wears the pant’s in the White House.

As for ol men (and insanity)!!!! I’m only 70 and even my shadow has just managed to catch up and stand beside me. However as for Rob.... making surfboards with holes in them looking like a fish to help then swim is fodder for the white coat brigade…. sorry rc... the missus ordered me to stand up and I wasn’t sure what she was referring to!

I better stop before I dig a bigger pit for myself… than,

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#11 posted 05-12-2019 08:36 PM

No chance of that happening, the sump is in, the reo is in, and the slab has just been poured, along with a request to build the walls in July. So stanby for more exciting dungeon work.

Oh yes and the Sungka Fever Pproject! thanks go out to all the LJs who supported my crazy antics over the last 2 months, and in particular the following need to get a special mention,

Anthony:- yep I have been busy not much time for PC based WW. (plus Have you checked how many different variants there are getting about on the net?

Ivan:- Talk about dreaming I was searching the net last night for a picture of two old geysers playing Sunka, found lots of variants I could re-create.

Tony:- The you tube video is actually LBD and I a couple of years ago!

Doug:- I hope we get to see a few hanging up ready for sale outside the gas station!

Dave:- Thank you the commendation it might just come from Winnie Churchill though!

Alex:- Hey if you can win four silver medals at the Sydney Olympics I reckon you and I should slide down that ladder and throw besser blocks across the slab to each other for a week or so.

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 05-12-2019 08:58 PM

Hell Rob, Mr. Castle, buddy, friend.... You seem to know how to lay concrete old chum....

much better than the guy that played with my carport erection!
Do you need a serving of my beef jerky, pal?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#13 posted 05-12-2019 09:39 PM

Hello Alex,

The concreting is not my workings, its a pump in job arranged by No 2 Son.
I just dug the hole out with the Army entrenching tool.

Mind you I could do a better finishing job, thats fairly average.

Carport you say? ... that should ensure a quick sale to DP!

Beef Jerky yes please …and the $s due is?

-- Regards Rob

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Dave Polaschek

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#14 posted 05-12-2019 10:43 PM


I better stop before I dig a bigger pit for myself… than,

Is that Greg Norman with a really bad lie and a very short club? A niblick, perhaps?

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Boxguy

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#15 posted 05-13-2019 02:57 AM

Rob, sorry to interrupt the flow of conversation, but I like your boards and the variations. When you move into production mode, you find all sorts of better ways to make stuff. At least that is what I discovered when I was making 100 boxes a year. I like your variations. Nice to know you haven’t sold out to factory work. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

-- Big Al in IN

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