Cribbage Board

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Project by Packman posted 11-15-2009 09:03 PM 4044 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished putting the last coat of shellac on this cribbage board. It’s a gift for my brother-in-law in Upper Michigan …. deer season actually opens today. So he will be out at his hunting camp for the week. When they’re not hunting it’s time for a little card playing …


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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 11-15-2009 09:28 PM

Played some cribbage this spring on a long cruise through the orient and mideast. Hadn’t played much for years, it was a thing my Dad and I did on Sunday afternoons over sardines, strong cheese, and crackers.

This cribbage board is over the top Ray. Wow! Love the carving and the pegging detail. Just great.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 11-15-2009 09:43 PM

The hunting-plans sounds great, an the carving is beautiful!!

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#3 posted 11-15-2009 10:23 PM

Guys … thanks for the feedback. Same here Jim …. when I was younger I played a lot of cribbage with my parents. I need to teach my kids how to play… it’s a good game to keep your math skills sharp, plus it is a lot of fun.

Again, appreciate the comments from fellow jocks.


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#4 posted 11-15-2009 10:48 PM

You carved that inset? Gorgeous.

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#5 posted 11-15-2009 11:24 PM

Great carving work!

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#6 posted 11-15-2009 11:56 PM

Great craftsmanship!

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 12:09 AM

Great job on the board and the carving. Your brother-in-law ought to treasure this! Have played many a game of cribbage both as a youngster and a grown-up. I recall sitting at the table in the cottage we rented on the Maine coast, listening to the surf break on the rocks about 15 feet away and playing cribbage with my father. Good times!


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#8 posted 11-16-2009 12:34 AM

All …..
I do have to clarify one thing …. I can only take credit for creating the design with Aspire software and then carving the deer scene with a small cnc in my shop. If you can create a texture with the software, that creates the appearance of being carved with a gouge, you get a workpiece that looks like this. The carving did take a couple of hours to design and set up the tool paths, then it took a little over 7 hours with a 1/16th ball end router bit to carve.

-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Yooper

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 11:25 AM

I am a biig fan of deer camp in Northern Michigan, same here cribbage was a mainstay with us and a tradition, along with penny anti poker. Great job, very nice crib board, I’d be proud to own it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 11-16-2009 10:05 PM

I love a great game of cribbage. That board is a piece of art.

-- Dan - Marion, Iowa - Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone

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#11 posted 11-26-2009 08:44 AM

That is a great gift for a brother in-law, and the carving work is impressive. I think it would be hard to let go after all of that carving work. Great, great job.

-- Sawdust in my veins--

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#12 posted 11-26-2009 08:47 AM

great job.

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#13 posted 11-28-2009 07:22 PM

great carving. I have done a number of relief carvings and yours are beautiful compared to mine. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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