Step 7: Cut the decorative grooves

man using handsaw to cut grooves on kubb pieces
Photo: Wendell Webber
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On the king piece, measure and mark three horizontal lines ½ inch apart starting 3 inches from the top of the crown on all four sides. Clamp the 4x4 inside a miter box and, using a handsaw, cut grooves about ¼ inch deep along each of the lines on each side of the 4x4. On each kubb piece, draw horizontal lines 1 inch from the top and bottom on all four sides and cut the grooves along the lines in the same way.
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