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September 8, 2013 9

[Nearly] Finished Go Board

By in Recreation

The challenge: to create a Go board that has the look and feel of a traditional board that may be built with readily available materials.

First, I scouted the Internet for ideas and armed myself with the board’s dimensions.

My design called for two pieces of of 3/4″ MDF. I chose MDF over HDF as the material most closely matches the specific density of Kaya. I confess this may not make much difference given the veneer overlay.

I cut, glued, sanded, and clamped the MDF together with high-grade wood glue. I rounded out the base of the project with a sheet of quality veneer.

The most challenging part of this project was figuring out how to route the grooves. By this I mean that with a project like this you only get one shot to get it right. You can see from the photos that my Dremel mounted to a routing attachment proved successful.

 

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I have plans to craft a mini-goban; something that you may play comfortably on a table but have a sound nearly identical to the traditional piece. This, perhaps, even to the point of using glue used in the manufacturer of pianos and violins.