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Joshua C
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I grabbed an older (90s) handmade board from a thrift store recently for 10 bucks. It's in good condition, except that the finish is really rough and the pegs are wooden.

Is there something I can do to put a proper finish on the board? Waxing perhaps?
 
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It depends what it looks like and how rough it is. Adding more varnish and resurfacing it is probably the best way.
 
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I'll try to post pictures tonight. It doesn't look bad honestly, but the texture doesn't seem right. It's kind of "tacky", so the discs don't slide very smoothly.
 
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clembo2021 wrote:
I grabbed an older (90s) handmade board from a thrift store recently for 10 bucks. It's in good condition, except that the finish is really rough and the pegs are wooden.

Is there something I can do to put a proper finish on the board? Waxing perhaps?


Aren't most pegs wooden these days? I got mine a while back, which has latex tubing pegs, but thought that was passé.
 
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Windopaene wrote:
Aren't most pegs wooden these days? I got mine a while back, which has latex tubing pegs, but thought that was passé.


The pegs are wooden, but on most boards I've seen they have rubber or plastic sleeves.
 
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I'm not sure. I'm pretty new to the whole Crokinole thing. These pegs seem to REALLY deaden the discs though when it hits.
 
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I'm not a restoration expert, but I personally would get a very high grit sandpaper (1000 grit or higher) and sand the playing surface by hand. Wipe it off and seal it with something like polyurethane. Maybe two or three coats, and sand between each one. After that, polish it with carnauba car wax to really slicken it up. As far as the pegs, just look for some plastic tubing that can go over them. That should make them bounce more.
 
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Windopaene wrote:
clembo2021 wrote:
I grabbed an older (90s) handmade board from a thrift store recently for 10 bucks. It's in good condition, except that the finish is really rough and the pegs are wooden.

Is there something I can do to put a proper finish on the board? Waxing perhaps?


Aren't most pegs wooden these days? I got mine a while back, which has latex tubing pegs, but thought that was passé.


On the boards used for tournament play the pegs are made of metal and covered with rubber tubes.
 
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clembo2021 wrote:
I'm not sure. I'm pretty new to the whole Crokinole thing. These pegs seem to REALLY deaden the discs though when it hits.


There are all sort of different peg types. Mine are solid brass with nothing on them. Bare wood pegs would be the most traditional and are still pretty common, but they have to be oak, maple, or some other sort of hard wood to work right. Since this is a homemade board it could have pine or some other soft wood for the pegs.
 
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