Apple wood cribbage boards

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Project by cracknpop posted 12-26-2018 04:53 AM 499 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend cut down some apple trees about 1 1/2 years ago. I snagged some of the bigger pieces from his burn pile. First attempt at cutting and drying for usable wood. A significant amount of splitting and checking before I rescued it. The few pieces of size turned into these two cribbage boards. Rest ended up in end grain cutting boards I will post later.

First board is my very first attempt at a piece with live edge. Epoxy to fill some cracks and knots. Sanded to 220. Rockler jig to drill the holes. Rubbed in a coat of tung oil finish. Top coated with lacquer. Gave this board to my friend who gave me the apple wood.

Second board is apple wood set in a cherry tray. Used dado to create storage for cards and pegs. Can tell the cherry used for the bottom is ‘older/aged’ when compared to sides of tray. Thought of staining sides, but decided to just let it age naturally. Sanded to 220. Sprayed with lacquer.

As always, feel free to offer suggestions on how I can improve.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#1 posted 12-26-2018 01:01 PM

Looks great! I made a few for christmas presents this year… Really like the card storage idea.

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#2 posted 01-31-2019 07:32 PM

Very Nice Board, I love the love the Apple with the Live edge.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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