This Years Cribbage Board

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Project by Docswc posted 02-14-2018 05:56 PM 1631 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once again a simple cribbage board for my dad for his birthday. You wouldn’t believe how many panels I made until I got the angles correct. But once you have the blocks set and the compound angle set on the saw you can make panels all day long. Also, when placing the magnets you have to align them to the opposite one. This means there is only one correct way to put the dodecahedron together. Thankfully I realized this before I placed any of the opposing magnets, otherwise it would have been back to the chop saw. Mahogany and Cherry with a tung oil finish. The magnets are neodymium. It isn’t the most compact board but fun to make anyway. I have to give credit to the website that I found the picture on because it wasn’t my original idea. I just made it my own.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

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#1 posted 02-14-2018 09:16 PM

Dude that is awesome!!!! I could only imagine the angles were a nightmare to work with. It could make great bookshelf art until someone wants to play!

-- Kevin Johnson, Chicago IL, Instagram - @KevBotWorkshop

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 12:05 AM

WOW! That is great. I will have to try this. You did a great job. I have plenty of scrap wood to practice the angles on. Once again, great job, and thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 12:18 AM

WOW!!! Nicely done.
And thanks for the heads up for info on where you got your idea.
I just went and checked out the site and their for sale so you did do it on your own just got the idea from there. COOl!!! So it’s a scratch build!!!

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#4 posted 02-15-2018 12:41 AM

@kevbot – that is exactly what my dad does. He tells me they are works of art and not to be played with. At least I had fun building it.

@farmerdude – I used the measurements from this video. There was still some trust issues from my end so I cut a bunch until I believed him.

@htl – from scratch. lots of scrap plywood used until I got it right.

Thanks for the compliments!

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#5 posted 02-15-2018 12:55 AM

Wow, well done! I thought (for about ten minutes) about making a dodecahedron for the upcoming box swap, then came up with a design I’ll hopefully be able to build without spending all of the next two months in trial and error.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 02-15-2018 02:32 AM

Impressive!! Very nice work.

-- Just another day in paradise.

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#7 posted 02-15-2018 02:28 PM

What a fun project for a cribbage lover – and I one or two of those…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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