Birthday Cribbage Board

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Project by mikeacg posted 07-31-2016 11:11 PM 1613 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother-in-law has a birthday coming up and my sister was interested in getting him a cribbage board now that he is retired. I used my CNC to drill all the holes (sure makes it easy to get them all ‘perfect’ – location and depth) and used my laser engraver to burn the duck design in it. I hope he likes it! I used some 3/4” clear birch a friend gave me. No stain, just clear coated…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#1 posted 08-01-2016 01:25 AM

I make cribbage boards and your take on it is really good. Only issue is that you are made for 3 players, but only have scoring for 2.


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#2 posted 08-01-2016 02:15 AM

Good catch Steve! I’ll be fixing that in the morning! Thanks!


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 12:10 PM

Great looking board Mike, sure it will be appreciated and enjoyed. Mike

-- Mike Wix

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#4 posted 08-01-2016 12:35 PM

Hey Mike, The Cribbage board is awesome. I don’t have (and can’t afford) a CNC Machine. How much would you charge to make one like it with the Chevrolet Bowtie in the center?

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#5 posted 08-01-2016 08:37 PM

This is a magnificent piece of work. I love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 08-02-2016 05:53 PM

Lovely…., with soul…...

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#7 posted 08-02-2016 07:10 PM

I usually make round boards with 3D carved designs so the price is up there a bit.

I did this one as a test to see if I could get the cost down to something I could sell at the local Farmer’s Market. The laser engraving keeps that part under 10 minutes and I can use a photograph if my customer wants. I can pre-make a few boards using up my scrap lumber and just add the engraving as needed…

Thanks for your encouragement!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#8 posted 01-01-2017 03:25 PM


Not sure how I missed these before-the 2D looks awesome but the 3D really makes you want to touch the board. I need to learn the 3D carving for my Shark.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#9 posted 01-01-2017 05:56 PM


I’ll be happy to help you learn how! I have a friend here in Newberry with a Shark that I’m supposed to be training once he gets his shop organized (and heated).


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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