Over the Road Cribbage Board

  • Advertise with us
Project by toyguy posted 03-21-2010 05:17 PM 10792 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the road Cribbage Board

Since purchasing my lathe about a year ago, it seems that I never do anything in the shop that is not one form of turning or another. Due to my daughter’s upcoming wedding, I was asked if I could make a cribbage board to be raffled off at her stag and doe. I suggested a nice bowl would be a better idea, but was over-ruled. My instructions were to make a cribbage board that was unique, would be well received and would generate raffle ticket sales. After considerable thought, I found that I was just going to have to do some flat work to satisfy the request….. But I did manage to make a few of the required parts on the lathe, so I was happy too.

This project was a fun build. The tractor was designed from the Toys & Joys, plan 66 Kenworth Tractor. ( I did make quite a few changes to suit my own needs and esthetics. The sleeper was added to house the playing cards and cribbage pegs. The trailer / cribbage board is of my own design. Material used in the construction is mostly bits and pieces I had around the shop. Woods used were oak, western red cedar, maple, poplar and a few birch buttons, tees, dowels and such. The exhaust stacks, fuel tanks and the gear shift were turned on the lathe from scrap pieces of maple. The wheels; I had a few kicking around and the rest were purchased from Stockade. ( ) I cannot produce them as cheap as they can be bought. Purchased wheels were then altered to my needs. The finish is a few coats of rattle-can Varethane. For those that might be interested, the scale is approximately 1/12. Total length from bumper to bumper is about 35 inches; total height is about 9 inches.

The stag and doe that this will be raffled at, is not until June. I felt I had better get it done now before the fast approaching golf season gets underway. So, I will have a bit of time to admire my work before it is gone. Not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, but I think someone will get a unique conversation piece that should last them a long time…..

Thanks for looking:

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

17 comments so far

View toymaker's profile


66 posts in 5294 days

#1 posted 03-21-2010 05:38 PM

i like the flip down back on the sleeper. very nice touch.

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

4275 posts in 4661 days

#2 posted 03-21-2010 05:43 PM

I am sure someone has put a cribbage board into everything, but that seems pretty unique to me. Decorative and functional. Dreaming up the design had to be fun…..........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

View donjoe's profile


1360 posts in 4527 days

#3 posted 03-21-2010 06:58 PM

Very clever. Wonderful build on this one toyguy.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

View ND2ELK's profile


13494 posts in 5270 days

#4 posted 03-21-2010 07:10 PM

Very nicely done. You did a beautiful job on this piece. This will bring a lot more money than a plain old cribbage board. Someone would buy it even if they did not play cribbage. Great design and idea. Would love to know what it brings? Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View stefang's profile


17040 posts in 4831 days

#5 posted 03-21-2010 07:17 PM

Wonderful work Brian. It must be one of the most unique cribbage boards in the world. Should be a big hit.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View sras's profile


6721 posts in 4626 days

#6 posted 03-21-2010 07:45 PM

Very creative! Nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View Hacksaw007's profile


621 posts in 4686 days

#7 posted 03-21-2010 07:48 PM

Amasing! Tail lights, mud flaps, sleeper. This is a great project! Too bad I have long forgotten how to play cribbage. This is a show stopper of a project great work!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

View Loucarb's profile


2388 posts in 4942 days

#8 posted 03-21-2010 07:51 PM

Brian, that is pretty slick. What a fantastic idea. Very well done.

View hunter71's profile


3564 posts in 4683 days

#9 posted 03-21-2010 07:55 PM

Brian, that’s neat. Now you need a tanker truck to haul in the refreshments.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View Vacantcranium's profile


21 posts in 4492 days

#10 posted 03-21-2010 09:16 PM

What a great idea and very nice work.

-- Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistake-- ( Oscar Wilde) Chris, Illinois

View jack1's profile


2172 posts in 5524 days

#11 posted 03-22-2010 12:14 AM

Too neat! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

View toyguy's profile


1798 posts in 5334 days

#12 posted 03-22-2010 01:41 AM

Thanks everyone.. I am sure my daughter will be happy with it also; once she gets to see it… LOL !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

View Dennisgrosen's profile


10880 posts in 4612 days

#13 posted 03-22-2010 03:07 PM

I don´t know what cribbage thing is other than it most bee a game
but you did a very fine work with this aighteenwheeler
thank´s for sharing this gift before the officiel day


View GaryD's profile


623 posts in 4866 days

#14 posted 03-22-2010 03:58 PM

Brian, just got to tell you that you make some unbelievable stuff. I just hope I can do half this good for my upcoming grandson. I have the Line truck from Toys and Joys,(soone to be retired telephone man), and I may contact you for pointers. Thanks again for all your posts

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

View senselessdiver's profile


36 posts in 4535 days

#15 posted 03-23-2010 07:52 AM

Just way too cool!

-- avid termite

showing 1 through 15 of 17 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics