Cribbage Boards

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Project by EWJSMITH posted 04-22-2014 10:52 PM 1348 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two cribbage boards I made for a work fundraiser for a co-worker who has a small child that has been diagnosed with Lukemia. Was trying to think of what to make and realized that there are a number of hard core cribbage players at work who are serious about the game. To go along with the boards, I made the custom pegs from stock 1/8” steel and brass rod (shaped on the drill press with files and sandpaper). Boards are birch with sides of mahogany – first board has a cherry curved inlay and cherry and mahogany plugs for accent. The second board has a middle strip of purpleheart. Finish is clear shellac. After the job was completed, I treated myself to a glass of 15 y/o Scotch!

Thanks for looking.

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#2 posted 04-23-2014 10:07 AM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 02:09 PM

Great looking boards, how did you space the holes? I have been wanted to make a couple of these but have not pulled the trigger on an expensive template yet.

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#4 posted 04-24-2014 03:10 PM

Beautiful game boards and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-24-2014 09:23 PM

Thanks folks. For a template, I just printed one from the Internet and used spay adhesive to put it on the board. After drilling, used a bit of mineral spirits and light sanding to get rid of any glue residue. However, I did notice that there were a couple of small chips between two or three of the holes when the drill bit was raised and from where the holes are so close. So I’m going to make a template from 1/8” MDF or hardboard using the same technique and then used that hardboard template for future boards. That should help prevent the chips when the bit is raised… hopefully…

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