Cribbage Board

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Project by Devereauxrf posted 03-30-2020 03:12 AM 509 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Late on posting this. This cribbage board was a Christmas gift for my dad. A walnut sliding top and an oak box make it up. The walnut is from a tree my brother had milled that came out of our yard back home. Learned quite a bit on this little box. First time using splines which I did with a biscuit joiner. I wanted to do a box board so that way the cards, board, and pegs are all stored together. Finished with danish oil. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 03-30-2020 10:20 AM

very nice design, plenty of storage for cards and pegs. has a beautiful appearance, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 03-30-2020 01:22 PM

Beautiful! I have a cribbage-loving friend who is getting married this fall, and I was thinking of making her a turned bowl as a gift, but now I am thinking a cribbage board might be just the thing (if I can make it turn out half as nice as yours). Thank you for sharing.

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#3 posted 03-30-2020 04:15 PM

Great work. Best design I have seen.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#4 posted 03-31-2020 02:02 AM

Love it! I’ve been meaning to make a crib board at some point. I think we all have lists :) Did you make up any jigs or just carefully mark and measure for all the holes drilled on a press?

-- Darrel

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#5 posted 03-31-2020 04:30 AM

This is the third board I’ve made and I’ve used 2 different jigs to drill the holes. Both of them from rockler where you use a self centering bit. When I do my next one I’m going to go a different route. The bit in the self centering doesn’t clean it self out so I was having to blow the bit with the aircompresser after every hole. That got old. And I was struggling with the holes staying nice and clean. Now that I have my drill press set up I’m going to try using that with the pattern on a piece of paper taped to the board.

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#6 posted 04-05-2020 06:48 AM

That’s a great board. Using the biscuit joiner for the splines is brilliant.
I recently made a giant cribbage board template. I made a paper pattern and taped it down and that didn’t work very well. I would suggest spraying on contact cement to avoid slippage and tearing.

-- Jeff

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