Cribbage board

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Project by waxman posted 10-25-2010 03:57 PM 5870 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was finally able to finish this project since the weather is cool enough to venture into the garage. What started this project was a box of hardwood strips that looked to be perfect for a cribbage track. Since I play cribbage at lunch every day, I thought it would be great to have a new board instead of the cheap board we were using.
The base is maple to contrast the darker hardwoods. The start block is Gabon Ebony with the first track Tigerwood, then East India Rosewood, then another Rosewood with the last track made of Sepele. The skunk lines are a blocks of striped Ebony with two strips of maple between the tracks. The final peg out is a pyramid of Amboyna Burl. The lid on the other end of the board is Black Walnut which is attached with two barrel hinges and a small magnet to keep it closed. The pegs hiding underneath are made of Ebony, Purpleheart, Padauk and white Ebony. . I drilled 480 holes using my old Delta 220 and a shop made jig to keep the board aligned, (see my previous jig project). Now it’s time to see who the real cribbage athlete is.

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 04:36 PM

very nice choices of wood…i like it

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 04:40 PM

Nice board. My wife and I enjoy playing crib, and I have wanted to make an original that we could enjoy. The thing that I get hung up on is the pegs. I noticed that your pegs are made from a brass (nail ?) cylinder, so I may borrow that.
I like the raised peg board and the consistency of the holes. Thanks for showing me some good ideas.

-- Mel,

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 04:47 PM

The peg use a 1/8” brass rod. I used a plug cutter for the wooded heads and drilled the 1/8” hole before I cut the plugs out.

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#4 posted 10-25-2010 05:07 PM

Excellent work! I may have to copy that. :)

I like the 29 point hand laying next to the board, too.

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 05:44 PM

Very nice; I think my crib skills would improve dramatically if I had a board as nice as this to play on!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#6 posted 10-25-2010 08:20 PM

A very nice design and well executed

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 02:34 AM

Awesome!! Cribbage was my favorite card game as a child. I don’t know anyone who plays any more.

-- The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. They do for me.

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#8 posted 10-26-2010 02:38 AM

Very nice layout. That’s a lot of patience in action.
patience |ˈpā sh əns|
1 the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 02:45 AM

Man, that’s nice! I’m willing to bet I’ve played around 100,000 games of cribbage. I learned when I was about 10. All my siblings know how. But, I haven’t played for awhile, now, too busy with work.

I made a round cribbage board in Junior High school. I have it now that my parents are gone.

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

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#10 posted 10-27-2010 04:02 AM

Wow..very nice…I have made a few boards but not nearly as nice as this…nice work

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