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Alabama Corn Hole Boards

Here are some Alabama corn hole boards that I made for my brother who lives in Alabama. This set was a whole lot easier to make since I used the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig. No more wood putty for me. I also used the Kreg straight cut. It is a great jig to use with a circular saw. I will probably retire that jig because I got my new RAS blade yesterday.
I used my 3/4 hp Ryobi router on the edges of the boards. I used a 3/8 round over bit. These boards are hand painted and poly. I made the stencil at work out of 22ga stainless steel. Used the water jet to cut it out. I also made a stencil to go around the hole in the board. It is made out of stainless also. I line up the I.D with the whole in the board and then just go around with the xacto knife.

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I have to admit I was worried about opening this post. I was in Anniston, AL for a few months in the service and I thought of something completely different when you said Alabama Cornhole.

Seriously though, nice work on the project. Especially the decal work. The Kreg stuff sure makes short work of projects doesn't it?
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Looks nice, and it looks well made. It seems a lot of thought went into the stencil work and all. But I must admit I have no idea what an Alabama Corn Hole Board is used for.

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Looks nice, and it looks well made. It seems a lot of thought went into the stencil work and all. But I must admit I have no idea what an Alabama Corn Hole Board is used for.
Same thought.

I'd give you an 'A', nice job.

So the hole? Is it for corn?

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Nice job on the board.
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Same thought.

I'd give you an 'A', nice job.

So the hole? Is it for corn?

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Its a hillbilly bean bag toss game. www.playcornhole.org
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Thx, shame they don't fill the bag with corn kernels. It would make more sense.

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Thx, shame they don't fill the bag with corn kernels. It would make more sense.

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Yeah, i never liked the name, reminds me of Deliverance.
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Paddle faster, I hear banjos.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Its a hillbilly bean bag toss game. www.playcornhole.org

Ok, glad to here it.

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I have to admit I was worried about opening this post. I was in Anniston, AL for a few months in the service and I thought of something completely different when you said Alabama Cornhole.

Seriously though, nice work on the project. Especially the decal work. The Kreg stuff sure makes short work of projects doesn't it?
I am from Oxford, Alabama. It is right next to Anniston.

Thank you for the decal work comment. It takes a while to cut out and then paint.

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For those that do not know: The corn hole game gets the name from the corn kernels that are used in the bags that you throw towards the hole in the boards. There are two boards that are set up across from each other and you score points by getting a bag on the board or into the hole. First one to 21 wins the game.

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nice job
but i think they would look so much better with a big blue UK
the first time i heard about the game i had the same reaction as everyone else but it is a fun game
some call it corn toss
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Hate that you messed up and have to redo with the AU..War Eagle...ha. Great job, just made a set myself last week and just have to stencil up. I bought some Auburn bags off Ebay..might have some Crimson Tide also.
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Hate that you messed up and have to redo with the AU..War Eagle...ha. Great job, just made a set myself last week and just have to stencil up. I bought some Auburn bags off Ebay..might have some Crimson Tide also.
I have been asked to make some Auburn boards but said NO. My brother is going to buy some Alabama bags off Ebay. Roll Tide! Thanks for the compliment.
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nice job
but i think they would look so much better with a big blue UK
the first time i heard about the game i had the same reaction as everyone else but it is a fun game
some call it corn toss
I will be making a Kentucky set for a friend of mine. I live in Mayfield, Kentucky. I am a fan of UK basketball and pull for Kentucky football when they are not playing Bama.
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I didn't even notice you're from ky. I was born blue. This was a very good year. A basketball court with a hoop for the end would be cool.
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I will be making a Kentucky set for a friend of mine. I live in Mayfield, Kentucky. I am a fan of UK basketball and pull for Kentucky football when they are not playing Bama.
if my memory is correct mayfield used to be a high school football super power and they played corbin for the state championship a few times in the late 70s
i live just out of corbin
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if my memory is correct mayfield used to be a high school football super power and they played corbin for the state championship a few times in the late 70s
i live just out of corbin
We still are. We won our 8th state championship year before last and lost in the championship game last year. We had a 29 game winning streak snapped in the championship game.

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Nice job.

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Yeah, i never liked the name, reminds me of Deliverance.
I agree. I always thought the name was - not to be mean - stupid. For all of my life I knew this as "bean bag toss". Then a few years ago it seemed that the name "cornhole" got pulled out of someone's corn hole and plastered all over. Now all I hear is "cornhole this" and "cornhole that". It's like the name exploded and the shrapnel contaminated every visible surface.

But I completely digress.
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