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Drew Heath
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So... all you lucky punks with your beautiful Croke boards... what's the going rate these days for a custom board from one of those experts so frequently listed on this site?

$200?
$250?
$300?

MORE? zombie
 
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Less than $200 for a Hilinski board. Well worth it!

http://www.hilinski.net/woodgames/inventory/index.html

Here's my board:


And here's a GeekList featuring many of the Hilinski boards owned by BGG members: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/18942

Cheers.

 
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Mark McEvoy
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Mine cost me $125 CDN.



The real concern is shipping. They're HEAVY. Much better to find a seller with whom you can arrange an in-person sale rather than pay to ship a huge and heavy parcel.




If you're located in Japan, as your mini-flag implies, I think the cost of the board itself is probably the least of your concerns.
 
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Uh oh, now you started it. People love showing off their Crokinole boards! I'd show you mine but it's so beautiful, you won't know whether to shit or go blind.
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Mark McEvoy
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ed95005 wrote:
Uh oh, now you started it. People love showing off their Crokinole boards!


Actually, I wasn't 'showing off' - I was just providing a price-to-workmanship basis ($165US gets you a board like Hilinski's non-premier line item Steve Wood showed above; $125CDN gets you a more plain and functional model like the one I bought.)

It isn't like a box of Puerto Rico, where it's all the same and all that matters is the price. A price means nothing without some indication of the workmanship of the piece you get at that price.
 
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I got my excellent board from SawdustJim on eBay -- USD$130 shipped to the US.
It's a great board that I've recommended to many of my fellow BGGers.
I don't think SawdustJim has any boards right now on eBay, but keep your eyes open.
--mike
 
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thumbsup Yep... I was showing off.
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Stephen Smith
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Here's my Hilinski board:



It cost $250 + $10 shipping. It was a little more expensive because of the use of veneers -- and some unusual veneers (for a Crokinole board) at that. They have since upped their price to $300 for boards that use veneers. I also think there is in an additional charge for those that end up with painted boards, but I'm really not completely sure.

If you want to check them out, they actually have a few boards for sale right now:

http://crokinoleworld.com/inventory/index.html
 
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My lovely Hilinski board just arrived at my house yesterday. Cost breakdown:

185 for the board and accessories
120 for the custom stain work

total: 305 for a true work of art. Seems incredibly reasonable to me. Now I just need to take some pictures so I can show it off (or you can see it in their gallery. mine is "Top Shelf") http://crokinoleworld.com/crokinole_gallery/Top_Shelf.jpg
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Jeremy Filko
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My Hilinski is fresh off the press and will be here on Wednesday. Under $200 with some extras.


 
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Well, I've got two boards (one will be my father's in a matter of weeks). I purchased one from a Crokinole board seller in California and it cost me $150 bucks. It's very well constructed and is a great board to play on (though nothing fancy).

For my father, I enlisted the help of a friend who is a carpenter. He usually does custom cabinets and shelves for people, but I was able to hire him to make a board for my dad. $80 later, I have a fantasic looking board that plays just as great as mine. Plus, since the guy is local, I was able to avoid shipping and simply pick the board up.

It might be worth your time to check with local woodworkers. It's not too difficult a project for a carpenter. Also, you will be able to sit down with them and really make the board custom.

P.S. Any Dallas gamers interested in nice custom boards, drop me a line and I'll give you the info of the carpenter I worked with.
 
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Kane Klenko
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My Hilinski board cost $205, but I didn't get a basic board. You can get them closer to $150 I think.

Show off time...

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Ryan McLelland
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I just ordered my Hilinski board. It was $300 with shipping and everything.

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Chuck Easterlin
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My turn! Hilinski!



 
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so if any of you have a painted board what kind of paint was used does your board have a finish over the paint? I ask becuase I have an idea for a custom board with a paint job on it and want to have an idea of how to tell the artist to paint the board.
 
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We use airbrush paint and UV coating over the top of it, but to be able to do it yourself you may step down to polyurethane as a topcoat this is what most people use on the boards made today. Most paint will work you just want to make sure the paint is flat. That is why we use airbrush, but many paints will work. You may have to add layers of polyurethane to go around the painting to get the painting to get the deck even.

On the edge rim I paint with a colored polyurethane and coat with clear polyurethane to make the color pop out. I would advise not using colored polyurethane on the deck, for it is much too hard to work with even when thinning.

 
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