Quest for a unique cribbage board #3: Design almost done

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Blog entry by Heyz posted 11-04-2008 08:27 PM 2477 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, I’ve scaled this thing down a little bit. I drew out the actual size I originally intended and decided it was WAY too big. So now the total length is about 18 inches. That makes the track 1” wide. That was a great coincidence by the way.

Here’s the picture. I was inspired by a nice looking piece of wenge to make it from that. And I’m testing some white oak and maple today for steam bending. The inside will be a nice light colored wood with visible grain.

I haven’t spaced out the drill holes in the scoring section, but otherwise the rest is nearly correct. There will be no text on the board that says start or finish or numbers. I’m not going to make a solid piece for the inlay, I will be using thinner pieces and glueing them up. I’m thinking a nice touch may be to have a very thin strip of wenge in between each track… we’ll see.

-- Heyz, in the cold winterland of Canada

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#1 posted 11-04-2008 11:11 PM

Great looking board Heyz. I like the contrast.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 11-05-2008 03:02 AM

Nice looking design. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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