GO game

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Project by LeroyTheLips posted 11-09-2012 07:06 PM 1674 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on a Japanese GO game for awhile. This game is made of poplar mahogany and maple. The grid is woodburned and so are the images which I airbrushed. I still have to make the legs and bowls to hold the pieces. This is a very heavy game. It is about 22” x 20” x 5”, without the legs. I made it large (the grid is standard regulation size) so that it can be used whilst sitting on the floor. There is a difference in the size of the squares depending on whether it is Chinese or Japanese. Chinese use squares but Japanese use slightly rectangular grids (to appear square from the end of the table). The pieces are also different, one having a flat side and the other being convex on both sides. I purchased the pieces in Japan. Just cheap plastic one. The pictures were pieced from different Japanese lithographs. I don’t know how to play this game but have always wanted to make one. I plan on using Western Red Cedar for the legs.

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 08:36 PM

Cool; I’d like to try something like that. haven’t done any woodburning since I was about 8—how do you do it in a straight line? Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 11-09-2012 09:30 PM

Woodburing tools have graduated a lot since I was eight as well. I am a retired draftsman so lines are part of my DNA. However, I do have a few mess-ups. I also woodburned all of the pictures.

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 02:28 AM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
There is more than one reason they call it the ’left coast’?

Found this site for rules of the game.
Many other sites are available also.

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Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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