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Project by RIBrian posted 03-23-2019 02:53 PM 605 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No politics please!

Made this for a friend and a cribbage opponent that loves President Trump. The cribbage board is made from Oregon or Big Leaf Maple from California. I got some pieces from a guitar maker. The box is an old silverware box from a consignment store. (The guy scraps the silver an gives me the boxes.) The foam is two layers of packaging foam that I got from a local manufacturing company.

I cut the board on a band saw with a thin blade. I originally was going to rough out the shape and finish with the scroll saw, but the maple cut so well I finished on the band saw. I used Varathane Pre-Stain Conditioner (sanding sealer) and covered with three coats of Varathane oil based polyurethane.


-- Puddy and paint make me what a carpenter I aint.

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#1 posted 03-23-2019 03:00 PM

Great job. Will make a great conversation piece…..

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 03-23-2019 10:05 PM

Love it. I’ve also seen him as a dart board. Same cut out, just mount it to a round board, would last longer if you made it end grain. A guy selling stuff like this could offer both. No sense in alienating anyone from your product line.

I imagine your friend loved it.

Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 03-24-2019 03:49 AM

A super nice cribbage board.

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#5 posted 03-25-2019 04:52 AM

You nailed the skin tone. Impressive – that orange colour isn’t easily reproduced. I wonder if he uses varathane as well?

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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