End Grain Cribbage Board Streets #1: The Jigs

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 09-10-2012 02:21 AM 8411 reads 17 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The boards here aren’t finished, but the blog is about the inlay concept of the streets.

The basic idea is to glue up a board blank – similar to an end grain cutting board blank.

If you take your time and size things right – you can drill all the hole locations without fail….......

But first – the jig for inlaying the street – which is basically made from the real size of the glue-up:

The top:

The bottom – Make sure you mark a reference point when loading:

With Router:

After routing:

Chisel out the corners:

I routed 1/4” deep pockets and ripped the inlay just a bit proud of that – be sure to number the rips:

Pay attention to things here – you can book match the inlays and be be sure to orient the reference sides of the pockets the same way:

For drilling, I rigged up a simple jig using a scrap of MDF and a basic Incra positioner. Quick story, I used gauge blocks for positioning for each 5 peg segment and used the positioner to move to the next…....This was much faster than moving the positioner each row…..

Drilled blanks:

Many design options with this (I think)....the first batch will have pegs and cards stored below:

More to follow…....thanks for looking.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#1 posted 09-10-2012 04:01 AM

Love the look. In awe of the detail! Awaiting the outcome….....

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 09-10-2012 04:55 AM

Really nice work!


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#3 posted 09-10-2012 11:10 AM

Lotta work, but very nice outcome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 09-10-2012 12:02 PM

That is darn right clever.

Good job Jeff,

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#5 posted 09-10-2012 04:34 PM

Nice one, Jeff. Its easier by jig.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 09-11-2012 01:38 AM

Thanks guys…....appreciate it!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#7 posted 09-11-2012 01:40 AM

That would have drove me nuts. {short drive}
Well done Jeff, there all neat and purdy.
That will make some nice gifts.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#8 posted 09-11-2012 01:48 AM

Thanks Dave – the hole drilling is a bit of a drag for sure…...I save that stuff for the morning when the coffee is still hot and the energy level is high! Not something to try at 3 in the afternoon…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#9 posted 09-11-2012 02:59 AM

Hey Jeff, That is going to be a sharp looking cribbage board! Nice job on the jig.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 09-11-2012 04:35 AM

Jeff, that is great work and great jig ideas. Well done

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#11 posted 09-12-2012 04:57 PM

Well Jeff, that´s neat.

Are you already working for Xmas?

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#12 posted 04-28-2013 11:42 PM

Hey JL7

Do you have more pics of the jig you used to make the mortise?

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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#13 posted 05-14-2013 12:35 AM

JJ – here are some more jig photos….the blue tape is just there to fine tune things…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#14 posted 05-14-2013 01:24 AM

I guess I forgot to post more blog entries on this topic, but I did post the finished boards here:

Click for details

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#15 posted 05-14-2013 01:22 PM

Thanks JL7 these pic help a lot

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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