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Project by splintergroup posted 09-09-2019 03:07 PM 618 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had never heard of this until a colleague at work approached me to build him one. Apparently it is a popular game up in the great white north (AKA Canada). I spend a fair amount of time in eastern B.C. for work related things and never saw one there either.
It’s basically a table top version of shuffle board.

My assumptions are they curl in the winter when the ice is solid and to keep the skills honed, they play this during the summer or when it is just too freaking cold/dark to go outside.

Anyhoo, obviously I’ve never built one before so I took up the challenge.
Some flat 1/2” BB plywood, recycled mahogany/lauan, leftover veneer and lacquer resulted in the end product.
The playing surface is 26” diameter. My guess on the origin of the octagon outer shape is the addiction for the game forced potential players to pilfer stop signs to supply the crokinole factories.

Things actually went quite well in all the places they could have spectacularly failed 8^) I used an old drafting rapidograph pen with India ink for the score lines, I had applied a sealer first so the ink went on sharp and clean, no bleeding

I applied the precat lacquer over the lines and smoothed it all to glass (that was fun 8^)

The parquet veneer layout on the playing surface is curly English sycamore. The puck capture trough is mahogany veneer with some mystery wood for the frame.


The game pieces were supplied by the colleague.

Thanks for looking!





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Mrphiltx

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#1 posted 09-09-2019 04:34 PM

Very nice! I’m amused because I had never heard of this game until last week I saw a review of it on YouTube. After watching the review, I thought, that looks like a fun build. Yours looks great.

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 09-09-2019 04:38 PM

Thanks!

I did a lot of searching to find the board specifications, etc. There are even a few older versions here on LJ’s 8^)

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 09-09-2019 05:27 PM

Great job on this game board. I never heard of it either but it looks interesting enough to make one.

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

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splintergroup

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#4 posted 09-09-2019 05:31 PM

Thanks Dave!

The thing is a beast, very heavy. I suppose a simple mod would be to add a carousel bearing to the underside. When the pegs are removed, it could sit in the center of the table and hold condiments….

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Skip Mathews

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#5 posted 09-09-2019 06:19 PM

Love it!
Played this game for many year growing up, (my mom is Canadian)
Have been considering making one.
The parquet playing field is a nice touch, makes it very unique!
Nice job! Thanks for sharing!

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 09-09-2019 06:24 PM

Nice work. Your friend is probably very excited. Can I play?

-- James E McIntyre

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#7 posted 09-09-2019 07:33 PM

Excellent build. Looks like it came out of one of those old factories that used to build things with quality materials.
Looks like a game my cats would like to play. Don’t ya know. A.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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splintergroup

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#8 posted 09-09-2019 07:42 PM



Looks like a game my cats would like to play. Don’t ya know. A.

- TheSawDustWhisperer

Heh! Cats are easily entertained 8^) I imagine they would not pick up after they were through…

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splintergroup

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#9 posted 09-09-2019 07:43 PM

Thanks Skip & James!

If it has any Canadian roots, beer must be involved 8^)

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EarlS

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#10 posted 09-09-2019 07:54 PM

Nice job on building a crazy Canadian game (ever watch curling??). I’m fairly sure beer is involved when you play any game in Canada.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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splintergroup

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#11 posted 09-09-2019 08:03 PM



Nice job on building a crazy Canadian game (ever watch curling??)

- EarlS

Some sports just don’t register with me. Curling is ok, but it makes me think that’s what the cleaning staff is doing when the management is away….

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Rick Dennington

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#12 posted 09-09-2019 11:20 PM

?

-- " The secret to staying young looking.....hang around old people.." R.D.

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BB1

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#13 posted 09-10-2019 01:32 AM

Never heard of the game…but looks like you did a great job. The finish on it looks flawless!

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#14 posted 09-10-2019 11:47 AM

Nice mob on the game board. I learned something new today! Than…Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 09-10-2019 11:54 AM

Looks very nice. I hope it is enjoyed.
I made a few of these a couple years back: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/167634

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