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H. G. Muller wrote on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 07:10 AM UTC:

I rather like my Cannon cut-and-paste piece.

For the rest I usually just buy them, as unlike what the article say, they are readily available in a wide variety. (E.g. the 'Veteran' piece from Superchess also shown in the picture.)

Cheap 10x10 wooden boards are available for International Draughts, of which I cover any unused part with a blank sheet of paper. Of course you can also make cut & paste boards: Buy two quality rimless wooden boards, and cut them along file boundaries to make a 4-wide left and right half, which you could lay against each other to reconstruct an 8x8 board. The remaining parts (now 3x8 because one file gets lost due to the width of the saw cut) can be used to cut a 2x8 strips from that you can put in between to get a 10x8 board or 12x8 board.

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