Birds-eye Maple/ Walnut Cribbage Board

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How I made a custom Cribbage Board for a client out of Birds-eye Maple and Walnut. Full video can be seen here:

-- Will Walker, Wm. Walker Co.,

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#1 posted 01-06-2016 01:31 AM

I like the base and storage for cards and pegs. I have a few boards I have made and think I will change them out by adding a base. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 01-06-2016 03:17 AM

Will, thanks for posting the project and video. I really like your wood selection and proportions of the overall board and playing surface in relation to the storage area. I definitely need to get photoshop to help with layout it looked very useful in your tutorial.

Once it gets out locally you make cribbage boards you will most likely have many more to make in the future.

So here are some things I’ve learned along the way while making a few. Check out my projects if you like to see them and let me know if I’m missing anything. That’s why I love this forum because at one point or another we all face similar challenges in woodworking and can learn from one another.

1. I found double ended 1/8inch drill bits that are fluted a 1/2inch on each end which provided way less tear out as my boards have been four player with about 500 holes.
2. I picked up a 10 mil thick template that has made drilling way easier. ( I found missing hole or two on a couple of boards after first finish coat) I was able to remount template and drill the missing holes in under 5 minutes. 3. Started adding flocking material to the storage compartments. ( like inside jewelry box)
4. I have been wood burning images on the boards before drilling which gives a neat effect and personalized the boards like you did with the ink transfer.
5. Routed the edges of the boards for overall appearance.

Keep up the great work and the videos. The time and effort you put into that is appreciated by many.

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#3 posted 01-06-2016 02:11 PM

Nice work and an interesting video.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 01-06-2016 10:21 PM

Love your board. Love cribbage. I’ve made several over the years. I just posted my latest a week or two ago. For drilling the holes ( I usually do triple trackers) I locate the holes with an awl. The 1/8” bit will then track right to the location. It is an extra step and takes about half an hour but I think it is worth it.
I’ve not done one like your design but will certainly keep it in mind on my next board
Thanks for posting.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 01-07-2016 04:07 AM

Great video and love the board!



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