|The history of Crokinole is still debatable, according to The Online Guide To Traditional Games. But, I obviously believe it's truly Canadian, eh! And so does Mr. Crokinole, Wayne Kelly, author of The Crokinole Book.
We grew up with Crokinole at the Cottage, and still have the three original boards my Grandfather made of solid oak and white walnut. A couple of coats of floor wax each spring, keeps them smooth and fast.
This though, is a Junior Board, and is made of veneered pressboard for beginner woodworkers. The edge of the playing surface is covered in pine, iron-on veneer.
It is 3 inches smaller than the standard board, and uses 1 1/8" men. The scoring lines are etched into the board, permanently sealed under 5 coats of urethane. No need to mark the points on the board, as 5, 10, 15 and 20 are pretty easy to remember.
The pins are brass screws covered with surgical tubing. When I replaced the old, cracked black rubber sleeves on the original board with surgical tubing, it was a whole new game! There is some luck involved, but as in billiards, judging the angle and hitting a delicate shot, takes skill and practice.
Plans include detailed instructions, measured drawings, and playing rules.
Dimensions: 28 1/8"W x 1 1/2"H
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