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    Crokinole Board

    Well this will sort of be a Saturday(s) project so it might take a few weeks to finish. The board will be made to the standards set for the World Crokinole Championships (held in Ontario each year) so the deck (playing surface) will be 26" in diameter with a 1 3/8" center hole that is 1/4" deep. The lines on the board will be 4,8, and 12" from dead center. The ditch will be 2" wide and the board will be circular (vs octagonal) so I will get to experiment with bending plywood.
    So far I have the deck cut out of 1/2 Baltic Birch Plywood and sanded it down. I am waiting for a suitable day to spray lacquer which might be a wait as the forecast looks bleak

    In these pics the board is half sanded. Isn't the factory finish horrible?Click image for larger version. 

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    Well what you see is pretty much my shop. The table saw works pretty good (it is currently acting as a sanding station)
    although one day I hope to restore thisClick image for larger version. 

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    You're off to the races, Michael. And that old saw is a classic indeed.
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    as for bending plywood is nice stuff it will surprise you at how well it works.. and the unisaw has alot of fans for sure it stood as the leader in saws for many years..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Recently I saw on another from some beautiful Crokinole Boards someone had made. It was the first time I had heard of the game. Is it something like a sophisticated Tiddly Winks game?

    Looks like you are off to a good start. What are you sanding with a ROS or by hand?
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    To do the initial sanding I am using a makita palm sander (you can see it in pic 1) later when I am finishing the lacquer I will do it by hand. Just out of curiosity, what do you guys think a unisaw in that condition is worth???
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    saw value is according to the one wanting it michael, i have seen them go for 500 to 1500 just depends on how long someone has been looking for one..if you think you will continue to do woodworking i wouldnt part with it.. only way i would was if someone offered me a great deal on a sawstop model..
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    Oh no it is not getting sold. I am just trying to figure out if it was a good deal. I think so, picked it up at an action for $40
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    you couldnt get the fence for that price you did more than steal it from that auction they paid you very well for taking it off there hands..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Ya, tell me you are kidding! You left off a "0" right? It is worth more than $40, even if you just bought it for scrap iron!
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    Thanks to some decent weather I was able to spray on two light coats of lacquer to seal the wood and help prevent chipout when I was routing the dividing circles. I routed the circles using a v-bit in the router trammel. Blue was my choice of colour Click image for larger version. 

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    Then I routed a 30 1/4" circle out of 5/8 mdf to use as the baseClick image for larger version. 

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    Next I will put on a few more coats of finish and then fill in the groves with black paint.
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