We believe that these Shove Ha'penny boards are the best quality that are presently available anywhere. This version of Shove Hapenny is made from an African hardwood of the Mahogany family using two or more planks of solid timber beautifully finished and varnished to a allow the smooth running of coins. Hand-made in Britain by a traditional craftsman.
The beds are delineated with grooves running across the board. Therefore disputes involving coins that are just touching a line can be resolved by running a straight edge (e.g. a credit card) down the groove. If the coin moves, it was not within the bed!
The board is therefore also suitable for competitions and tournaments.
Each board comes complete with a set of 5 un-smoothed ha'pennies and rules. Although not shown in the picture, the board does have a wooden retaining bar fixed to its underside that wedges against the table to prevent the board from moving about when in play.
Approximate dimensions: 55 x 31.5 x 3.2cmHand-made in Britain
Hand-made Mahogany Shove Ha'Penny Board
Customers have asked in the past how to keep the surface of our Shove Ha'penny boards in tip-top condition. Well, the bare minimum of attention should be necessary but it's not a bad idea to give them a bit of a polish once or twice a year. Use good quality beeswax polish applied sparingly with a cloth. Make sure you don't fill the lines between the beds with the polish. Leave for a short while and then buff off with a soft clean cloth.
The wax should not be put on to the black painted scoring sections because that prevents the chalk adhering.