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Crokinole Boards

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Project by Jamie posted 12-25-2019 11:18 PM 408 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Crokinole is a game like Carrom where you shoot discs across the board to score. It is popular in the central prairie provinces of Canada.

This was my first woodworking project in 2013. I came across the Hilinski brothers website where they sold their handmade boards but also taught you how to make your own using their perfected method. I bought my first dedicated woodworking tool, a router and got to work. I can’t find their plans anymore but the method is described on boardgamegeeks.com https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/731671/postmortem-hilinski-method-making-crokinole-boards.

A 4×4’ sheet of 1/2” baltic birch makes two boards with minimal waste. The playing surface requires many coats of polyurethane, 10 plus to make the discs really sing. The discs are available through Lee Valley and other online sites.

-- Jamie, Red Deer





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#1 posted 12-26-2019 03:27 PM

Interesting looking game. Nice build.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#2 posted 12-26-2019 04:41 PM

I made one of these as a LJs project a few months ago, I went with the octagon base to avoid dealing with the bending.
Yours turned out great!

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