Cribbage board, my first - using a template #1: Using a template for drilling a cribbage board

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Blog entry by DanEGood posted 01-16-2011 10:58 PM 6662 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To perfectly center the drill in the template, I used a spring loaded self-centering drill bit, the kind carpenters use to drill pilot holes to install hinges.

You can see here how centered the holes are in the template.

Here’s the board after all 397 holes have been drilled

Next is cleanup of the holes, finish the edges and figure out how to store the pegs.
Then I’ll put a finish on this Curly Maple.

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 02:22 AM

Wow! That is really cool. I wondered how one got the holes all in align. Didn’t know a template existed. Where did you get it?

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 02:47 AM

I slipped up on a couple of the holes if you look close. I bought the template at Woodcraft for $38 but I’ve seen it on the Internet since cheaper.

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 02:47 AM

You can get them from

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 10:05 PM

Did anyone come up with a good way to cut a slot for the cover to store the pegs?

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