Cribbage Boards

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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 04-16-2010 03:36 AM 2381 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are cribbage boards from the south american hardwood dunage. Same source as the cutting baords. The first one though is from an elm tree that blew down in a storm a couple of years back. Some of the dunage has spalted jatoba and when I use walnut oil and then hit it with the one way buffing system the black spalting just jumps out like a neon sign.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#1 posted 04-16-2010 06:04 PM

Beautiful boards, love the game

-- The only easy day... was yesterday.

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#2 posted 04-16-2010 06:22 PM

Are ya crazy yet, drilling all those holes?

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#3 posted 04-16-2010 06:37 PM

I can only do a few holes at one setting (standing). I center punch and drill EVERY hole. But when I’m doneand i look at what I have created, IT’S ALL WORTH IT….......I have a pile of about 30 of them right now in preperation of the bazar season. Players love to give them as gifts.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#4 posted 04-20-2010 12:12 AM

Ive made one cribbage boards and its 397 holes and i did it one sitting/standing. it was long and my shoulders didntlike it

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#5 posted 04-23-2010 10:09 PM

VERY nice-looking cribbage boards. I make them fairly frequently myself but I use a template and my drill press for the holes. I know there are other ways but that’s the EASIEST way I know. The board shows up better on lighter woods, IMHO, but people want what they want so I often make them from darker wood. A friend and fellow LJ just gave me some spalted English walnut, which I had never seen before. It should make some great boards. I’ve also had some luck making them out of non-standard-size pieces of burl.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Chuck, Cottage Grove, Oregon --

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