BAB Cribbage Board

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Project by Matt Nudi posted 08-14-2014 01:36 AM 1621 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well after my bent form guitar stand I was really craving just a quick project to do in a day or two. I had gotten a really nice piece of BAB that had been dyed black and stabilized from Cory Norgart at Up North Burls. The quality of wood is amazing and the resin impregnation is full through and top notch in my opinion. This piece doesn’t have “finish” on it, just polished as is and then a coat of wax on the top.

The pattern is 120 holes for each player and the pattern was done with 5/64” holes for some small sized cribbage pegs. The pattern was scaled and printed in photoshop, printed out and spray glued over top the piece as I drilled the holes. They were done freehand so they aren’t completely perfect but as a whole they are pretty good with only a few “sore eyes” in the bunch.

The bottom has a layer of leather on it to keep it from sliding around and getting scratched up. You can really see it in the pics but it lifts it up off of the table just enough to give it the “separated” look. This was a fun little project and just what I’ve been wanting to do with this block of wood I’ve been saving! I really wanted to “use” as little of the wood as possible to leave the beautiful burl grown showing through.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 08-14-2014 02:24 AM

It looks almost golden in your photo. An incredible piece of wood.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 08-14-2014 12:16 PM

That is a nice hunk of wood and you did a great job showing it off!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#3 posted 08-14-2014 09:32 PM

Looks nice. One question: what is BAB?

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Matt Nudi

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#4 posted 08-15-2014 12:19 AM

Looks nice. One question: what is BAB?

- Mip

Oh sorry it’s Black Ash burl!

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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