Cedar Cribbage board

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Project by ralbuck posted 08-29-2017 04:39 AM 1586 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from a natural cured cedar log. The log has it’s own story; About 12 years ago; it was brought from southern Missouri to Fargo, ND, then 8 years ago to Aloha OR. It sat here for the last 7-3/4 years and then was taken to Lynnwood WA. Last weekend it was finally cut. The end was cut off at 12-3/4 inches. Then it was sliced into slabs about 1-1/2 inch thick at Lynnwood. Two feet are still in WA tryong to decide what they want to be. It came back to Aloha on Saturday. Well Sunday it kept calling me.

“Cribbage board”! it yelled several times. Now I have finished the one and have 2 more in process.

I had to modify my homemade template to fit the size of these boards also.
I make the pegs from finishing nails that are cut off and then use fingernail polish for the coloring. The peg storage is a hole drilled in and a hardwood turned stopper.

This pretty cedar will be appreciated; every time someone play on this board.

As a side note; I made templates of my own for cribbage boards from 1/8 and from 1/4 inch acrylic. The 1/4 ” are much better templates.
I think we need a new category on the items list too for Knick-knacks and games.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#1 posted 08-29-2017 04:42 AM

I forgot to state the finish I used. It has 4 coats of spar varnish. I will eventually use a pastewax on them too after the varnish has cured a few weeks.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-29-2017 04:45 AM

I don’t know much about the game but, natural edge board looks just cool.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 08-29-2017 04:54 AM

That’s a good looking board to play crib on rjR.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 08-29-2017 05:57 AM

Love it, the natural grain of the Cedar looks great and I also love the game of Cribbage, 15-2 15-4 and one for his nob LOL

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#5 posted 08-29-2017 07:02 AM

Ralph….That is Beautiful…It will be a constant talking point as people admire it….great finish also!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 08-29-2017 07:25 AM

Very nicely done, sir…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 08-29-2017 07:57 AM

Very pretty chunk of lumber, and it looks like it was worth hauling around the country.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 08-29-2017 09:43 AM

Pretty cool board, I love the natural edge. Nice work!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#9 posted 08-29-2017 10:19 AM


-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 08-29-2017 10:47 AM

Very Nice! Quite a history very interesting.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 08-29-2017 11:07 AM

This is a game I have never played but your board turned out great!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 08-29-2017 01:36 PM

Looks like you finally gave the that cedar its calling. It would be hard to play the gave without concentrating on the beautiful wood. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 08-29-2017 02:21 PM

Looks Great! Nice Job!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#14 posted 08-29-2017 02:25 PM

Lovely work.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#15 posted 08-29-2017 02:36 PM

I love this cribbage board and that piece of wood is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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