Oak Burl Cribbage Board

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Project by JacobF posted 08-28-2013 06:45 AM 8283 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cribbage board for my father out of an oak burl that I cut from a fallen tree on his property. The holes were laid out using a paper template and I punched each one with an awl before drilling them with an 1/8” brad-point bit. The peg drawer was turned from an old redwood limb that I had in the scrap pile. The pegs were carved from cherry, maple and mahogany. I coated the live edge with epoxy as well as filling some voids in the surface before finishing with tung oil. I have enough slabs from the burl to make a few more. I’m going to play around with making a custom template that follows the natural contours of the wood as well as routing out a recess in the bottom to hold a deck of cards.

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#1 posted 08-28-2013 11:23 AM

That looks realy great

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 08-28-2013 11:28 AM

I really like this

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#3 posted 08-28-2013 01:14 PM

A neat use for a beautiful piece of wood. Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 02:37 PM

See my cribbage board projects. I make custom templates for each state I do. If I can help out, let me know. I use a program called CorelDraw.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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#5 posted 08-28-2013 03:23 PM

This is very nice and is definitely an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 08-28-2013 03:36 PM

Nice boards Jon. I actually just figured out how use GIMP to automatically layout and space the tracks along a line that I draw. Now I just need a CNC to drill all these holes for me…

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#7 posted 08-28-2013 04:45 PM

wow it looks great, I love cribbage (even though some say its an old man game) playing on this board would make it even better. thanks for sharing

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#8 posted 08-29-2013 01:45 AM

Very nice cribbage board, and I love that burl! I made a round one for my parents back in about ‘66. Now that they are both gone, I have it back. Guess I should post it some day (along with all my other projects).

Cribbage isn’t necessarily an old man’s game, it’s just one of those great games that help pass the time when the snow is all over everything, in the mid-west (I’m originally from Minnesota). Well, even the frozen north. I had a buddy in the Navy who was from Oregon, he played cribbage too.

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

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#9 posted 08-29-2013 02:07 AM

Nothing short of wonderful

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#10 posted 09-03-2013 01:37 PM

Spectacular cribbage board! Love the natural edge and the peg drawer. Great work!

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#11 posted 05-07-2014 03:26 AM

Nice cribbage board. I like the natural wood. it adds warmth to the game board.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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