Heirloom Cribbage Board (I hope)

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Project by fudzeffer posted 02-16-2015 05:49 PM 2021 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally completed it!!

I was busy before Christmas building suet feeders for family, but I had really wanted to make this for my wife for Christmas. It’s a little late but it turned out very well.

It is made with Walnut, Cherry, Bamboo, and has a plywood bottom. I built it almost entirely with my table saw and new (to me) table top drill press. The Bamboo I got from an architect who was moving out of state and the Walnut and Cherry I purchased from a local urban wood supplier. I got all the hardware form a local hardware store and the pegs I bought off of Etsy from someone who actually turned them.

I laid out the holes by hand with the help of a set of calipers and used a drill press with an 1/8 center point bit to drill all 370 holes on top. I used my dado blade set to create the grooves that the pegs set down in. Rare earth magnets keep it shut. All of the hardware is brass (well brass coated at least). The only thing I needed to do outside of my garage was bring it to work to put in the finger pull on the front and to fix up the markings on the face for the skunk and double skunk line which I ended up doing on a Bridgeport mill (I don’t have a router :-P) .

I finished it with 3 coats of rub on poly and we played our first game on it last night. My wife won of course (and no i did not let her win)

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 02-16-2015 06:46 PM

That’s beautiful! Great work and I love the card and peg storage space. That board will be in the family for generations.

-- Jeff_Williams

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#2 posted 02-16-2015 07:09 PM

Very nice. I have to learn this game so I have an excuse to make one of these :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#3 posted 02-16-2015 11:01 PM

Beautiful. I’m adding it to my favorites as I’ve been looking for inspiration and ideas for one of my own.

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#4 posted 02-17-2015 01:30 AM

Beautiful board! I think you have the same problem as me – you taught your wife to play this fun old game & now you can’t beat her.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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