Cribbage Boards

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Project by marcbousquet posted 05-21-2022 02:14 AM 568 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Five cribbage boards I made for gifts and hopefully selling at craft fairs this fall. All came from a pack of Woodcraft’s thin stock pack that was on the clearance table when I stopped by my local store. I know one is purple heart, not sure what the other four are. I’m not the best at determining exotic hardwoods. One I swear though had dust that reminded me a lot of lignum vitae.

All got a couple of coats of Danish oil followed about a week or two later by a couple of coats of lacquer that came out a little rough but some time run on a set of buffing wheels I use for pens and other small turnings smoothed things right out. I had also drilled out a hole on one end so I could epoxy a magnet in there and then put some adhesive backed felt in the hole after I finished with buffing everything. The magnet should hold the metallic cribbage pins in there.

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#1 posted 05-21-2022 03:04 AM

Very nice. Did you have a template for the holes?

-- Phil, Missouri,

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#2 posted 05-21-2022 03:33 AM

They look nice, well done. If you were using a pattern. Where did you get it?

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#3 posted 05-21-2022 03:57 AM

It is a metal template that I’ve found holds up very well. I use a 1/8” brad point bit off amazon instead of the twist bit that came with the starter kit. I wish they had their circular template in stock to make a series of round boards.

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#4 posted 05-21-2022 12:29 PM

very nice work. they should sell at the craft fairs

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#5 posted 06-06-2022 06:13 PM

Lots of drilling there. Very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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