Tiger Maple and Pomele Sapele Cribbage Box

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Project by Doodler posted 04-05-2007 05:35 PM 3985 views 18 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at making a box. It was commissioned as a birthday present for a woman’s husband who played dominoes as well as cribbage and wanted storage space for them. The box is made of Tiger Maple and the cribbage pattern on top is inlaid with Pomele Sapele. The keys on the corners are Gabon Ebony. It measured 14” x 5” x 3” high. I’m particularly proud of this one because it is featured in the “Show Off” section of the May 2007 issue of Woodcraft magazine.

-- Jeff,

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#1 posted 04-05-2007 05:55 PM

Congrats on the magazine submission!!

This is great. For me, I’d toss a deck of cards in there, some scrap paper and pencils and whatever else needed for a variety of card games!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 06:11 PM

Also very nice. But the middle is my favorite. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 06:37 PM

Very Nice Jeff, The tiger Maple and Sapel look great together.

Congratulations on the Woodcraft submission. I was in the Feb Issue in Show-off Plus.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 04-05-2007 09:52 PM

Great work Jeff… thanks for sharing. Congrats on the magazine feature too!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Bill Cowan

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#5 posted 04-05-2007 10:20 PM

Very nice box Jeff. And I might add, for a first box, your well on your way with a very fast start.

-- ICN, Bill, (

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#6 posted 04-06-2007 06:54 AM

Congradualtions on the magazine feature! Very nice work.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 01-12-2008 02:18 AM

Fantastic looking board! I’m going to have to make one.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 01-12-2008 04:49 AM

You are officially a box maker! That is beautiful.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 01-12-2008 12:31 PM

Doodler! Very cool! I’m sorry I missed this one the first go round.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 11-22-2010 03:46 AM

Doodler, I know it has quite awhile since anyone has posted here, but, I hopr this is OK.

Your board is beautiful!

Maybe you can answer some questions I have…

1. How deep do you drill the holes?

2. What is the normal diameter of the holes? Without Ferrules? With Ferrules?

3. I see holes on the underside of the top… I guess the pegs are sloped so they can stop like a wedge?

4. Are the walls of the holes sloped or straight?

5. What is the thickness of the wood you used here… top, sides, & bottom?

6. How did you Finish it?

I hope you don’t mind my questions… I don’t know much of anything about Cribbage and I think I will be making one very soon.

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#11 posted 11-04-2017 09:52 PM

This is a beautiful game box. It’s very attractive and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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