Anyone ever made DIY Go stones?

After a bit of practice, sanding yields very good results!

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They sell a mold on AliExpress https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004427632078.html

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I am also experimenting with a version having two different halves to simplify stone removal after molding. First results seems promising, again the excess clay should be easily sanded off.

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Do you not use saran wrap for easier removal? You should try if it works with your mold

Yes I can try. I am trying to optimize timing so i have to consider the time to put wrap paper.

Also it might not work well with the protruding edge (it might get stuck).

But yes, it is something to try :slight_smile:

Ok non-stick film works great! Thanks.

I updated the designs on Thingiverse.

Now I’ll be off for a while, making some stones :slight_smile:

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I’ve made your design, works great:

For sanding, I made another tool from another piece of a ping pong ball that I glued sandpaper to and attaches to a drill:


If I use it for a bit more, the stones get polished so smooth that I can see my reflection on them.

Also, here’s another design for a stone making tool, by gluing the molds to some pliers:
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Meanwhile, I also made a slightly bigger version, for black stones:

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Now, regarding painting. I am using brush and paint, but I think I might switch to spray painting as it is faster and more uniform. Any advice? Also in terms of texture, are real stone slippery, or more satinated?

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First game today! BTW, of course the goban is DYI too.

In the end, I used satinated transparent paint on black stones and I like it.

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