Navy Cribbage Board

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Project by mikeacg posted 12-19-2017 08:46 PM 1193 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Cut this cribbage board on one of my CNCs on Saturday for my nephew who will be retiring from the Navy in April. Can’t believe he is old enough to have his 20 in but have to congratulate him for his service. Thought if he got it for Christmas he might have a chance to use it with his buddies for a while before he’s out…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#1 posted 12-19-2017 10:25 PM

That’s some fine CNC work—I’m sure he’ll really appreciate it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 12:05 AM

These are some pretty neat cribbage boards you’ve been posting.
How long does it take to set one up?
Is the bird from a scan or some pattern you call up/ plug in?
The lighting almost makes the board look like copper, what wood is it?
Neat, thanks,

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#3 posted 12-20-2017 01:08 AM

Beautiful! I made a round cribbage board in the 8th grade. Drilling all those holes was a tough chore, and they were all over the place. Nowhere near as nice as this beauty!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#4 posted 12-20-2017 12:47 PM

Great gift for such important event and aniversary.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-20-2017 05:10 PM

Love this. What a terrific job you did. I’m also curious how long it took to create the design for the CNC. Looks terrific and congrats to your nephew.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#6 posted 12-21-2017 03:00 PM

Beautiful! More proof that I need a CNC machine.


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#7 posted 12-22-2017 02:32 AM

Thanks for the nice comments! I enjoy playing the game so it’s nice to be able to make boards to spread it to others.
Mike & Bailey – If you already have the 3D models, you can put one of these together pretty quick. I modeled the eagle in Aspire as a Christmas present for a friend who was also Navy. I do a lot of 3D work and use ZBrush Core to build my models usually. I like Core as it was fairly cheap and I don’t need all the extra features that a full version of ZBrush offers. This was made from an old maple shelf I got at Goodwill for a buck. I shot it in low light (wanted to get a picture before it left) so the color is deceiving…
The drilling feature is the best part! Perfect spacing and depth in about 20 minutes.
Roger – Don’t do it!!! I was reluctant to cross over to the ‘darkside’ but now I have 4 machines of different sizes. It is addictive!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#8 posted 04-16-2018 11:56 AM

WOW…squared!! that is an excellent cribbage board. you friend will love it.

Greetings from below the bridge in Grand Rapids….............Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 04-16-2018 02:14 PM


Just saw your location. Have to give you a call if I ever get down that way. My old college room mate and his wife lives near there…

You’ve been a lot better about posting on here than I have! I need to step up my game to keep up!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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