Cribbage Board

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Project by Archer72 posted 11-20-2017 01:35 PM 888 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since my family is from the North Central U.S. originally, and most of them still live up that way. Not me I perfer a cooler winter, not a frozen tundra that they get.

Anyways Cribbage is a big game up that way, and I know my parents don’t have a good Cribbage board, since the last one they bought was very cheaply made, and it is already falling apart after only being a couple months old. I decided to try and build one that would last, look good, and be a bit of a show piece and conversation piece.

I got the template to drill all the Holes, and the drill bit that would center align. While those were on order and I was waiting for them to arrive, I began by building and designing the template to do the cut out for the Cribbage board. That template was pretty much a one time use, as I made it out of MDF, it did hold up during the build process, but did take some damage that can’t be repaired. I am going to use that template to build the next one.

The top of the Cribbage board is Walnut, and I used Hickory for the base, and for the base plate that I glued to the Hickory. It was easier to do that since I had to carve out the space for the cards, and the pegs to fit. Once I had all the pieces cut, I did a test fit and looked for where I needed to make a few adjustments to make every thing fit. I used a roto hinge, and magnets for the top of the board to be able to swivel from the base, to allow for access and storage of the cards, and pegs. I used a dowel as a stop pin so the top can only swivel so far.

I think it turned out pretty well, although the next time I think I will make the top a bit thinner then this one, by maybe a quarter of an inc.

-- Archer

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#1 posted 11-20-2017 06:36 PM

First of all, WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!!!!!!
That is a beautiful cribbage board!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice work on it!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-20-2017 10:05 PM

Thanks Jim it was fun to make.

-- Archer

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#3 posted 11-21-2017 12:04 AM

Nice work! Where did you buy the template and drill bit?



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#4 posted 11-21-2017 02:14 AM

I bought the template and the self-centering drill bit from Rockler. I would recommend changing the drill bit with a different one. The one that came with mine broke mid way through all the holes I had to drill. Now it is possible it was too much for the drill bit or I over heated it using it so much in a short time. But my tungsten drill bit worked great the rest of the way.

There are three versions of the template you can get to that are considered regular size and one that is called the XL version and requires larger pegs, which they sell too.

-- Archer

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