Make a Chinese Checkerboard Using a CNC Router

Make a Chinese Checkerboard Using a CNC Router

Invented in Germany, Chinese Checkers is a strategy-based board game that is fun for young and old alike.

While there is nothing tremendously tricky about making a Chinese checkerboard, there are over 120 holes that need to be drilled accurately. If you are of a mind, you can use the template and supplies listed below to make the game board by hand. Or, if you own a CNC router, you can have your machine make the piece, using the free .tap files (and .crv files) available for download here: ChineseCheckersCNCFiles

Click the following link to download the PDF drawing of the Checkerboard: ChineseCheckersTemplate


Marbles: Set of 60, six different colors     #41015     $4.59
Chinese Checkers Drilling Template     #34515     $49.99
Marble Drilling Bit (to be used with Template above)     #41463     $26.49

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