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Michael J
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Some relatives of mine remodeled their kitched a few years ago, and have a bunch of unused marble (used for their countertops) lying on the side of their house. Some of the unused slabs are pretty big, more than enough to make a Crokinole board. Has anyone ever played on a marble board? Is it a crazy idea to even consider attempting such a project? The idea of a marble board just sounds so cool! Please, someone, stop me if I am talking crazy talk.
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That just might work. I wonder how heavy it would be. I say go for it. Grab some carnauba wax and let us know how it goes.
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tickmanfan wrote:
That just might work. I wonder how heavy it would be. I say go for it. Grab some carnauba wax and let us know how it goes.


Weight would definitely be a factor. I like solid tables, but this might be going too far!
 
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Sounds fun to me.
 
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I would test its frictionless characteristics first by sending some stones on it before devoting much time to something that might not work. Also, its going to by VERY HEAVY to carry around. Still, would look real nice.
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I'd love to see the outcome if you decide to go for it!
Would you etch the circular scoring rings, or draw them on somehow?
Also, I don't think weight would be a factor as long as you plan for it to be a permanent piece of furniture. Devote a nice dark wood table for the stand and keep it on display. (Lugging around a tournament-sized board would be insane).
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Eric Caldwell
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As soon as I clicked on this Google ran a banner add for granite and marble counter tops. Man, they are on top of things. Your idea sounds cool.
 
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Even as a piece of furniture it would be epic. Hell, it might even be better as a piece of furniture! Getting the pegs in might be tricky. And the pegs would make it kind of weird to try to use as a piece of furniture, as you couldn't stack things on it very well. But cut scoring lines would just be way too cool.
 
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Will you be able to drill into the marble to post the pegs?
 
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Man, I am inspired to try this now. I know it won't be portable, but it would sure be nice to have in the house! Hopefully drilling will not be a problem. Cut cutting the circle out will be the tough part!
 
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