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Orraloon

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Hi
Got to looking at the wood scraps box and decided to use some. Used Tasmanian Blackwood, Tasmanian Oak and Hoop Pine. I did intend to turn the pieces but then thought would that have looked right in a turf hut in 8th century Norway.
Some background and history.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafl_games
Finished with boiled linseed oil and wax
Regards
John
 

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Nic.Watson

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That looks great. I had to click on the topic to find out what it was as I’ve never heard of hnefatafl before, thought you might have sneezed whilst typing!
 

Orraloon

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I had never heard of it either until I came on this video last year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiHlAa131NI
Looked interesting so I put it on the gunna do one day list. Anyhow the scrap wood box was overflowing so had a go. Went a bit more simple than his version. Could say because his shed is better kitted out than mine but more like I was being an idle begger.
Regards
John
 
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