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Jan 10: One I made earlier
10-JAN-2013 David Mingay

Jan 10: One I made earlier

I made this at school last year with the help of some of the kids. Its a 9 Mens Morris game. When people come to the house, Ill often get comments like, Is that some type of game? or Oh wow, is that 9 Mans Morris? Its a game that goes back to Roman times and was very popular until at least Shakespearean times. Id seen it in a museum and was fascinated. It's actually a really good game and decided to make my own. The main board is a scrap piece of pine and the playing pieces softwood dowel pins. I drilled some holes, dyed half of the dowels and scorched the lines with a pyrography kit. A few coats of Tung oil and it was done. Id like to make a nicer version and have a piece of spalted beech put aside for when I have the time...

Something I made in 2003:

Canon EOS 5D
1/60s f/4.5 at 105.0mm iso100 full exif

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Robin Reid11-Jan-2013 05:21
Interesting story .... and wow ... a photo of a non-technical piece of equipment ;-)