|Project by Arookar||posted 06-19-2014 10:18 PM||926 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Made my first Cribbage boards. I made a template out of some 1/4” plexi that I had lying around- then found it was too nice to use as a drill guide so I just used it as a marking guide. Made the all bases out of scrap- bottoms were some 1/4” plywood with edge banding of oak. All have rare earth magnets and brass pins to eventually affix the gameboard to the base- waiting till all the finish is cured to hook them together for good. Tops will swivel out to reveal the pocket for deck of cards and another for the pegs. Bases themselves are mixed: Pic 1: sycamore top is matched with juniper (center) and teak (top and bottom center) with chinquapin edges. Pic 2: Myrtlewood top is matched with white oak (center) and teak (top and bottom center) with chinquapin edges. Pic 3: Australian Cypress top is matched with walnut (center) and ambrosia maple (top and bottom) with monterey cypress edges. Pic 4: a real mixmatch- top is red oak, center is white oak, top center is teak, bottom center is ambrosia maple, one edge is maple and the other is chinquapin. Pic 5: top is pear matched with walnut (center), teak (top and bottom center) and monterey cypress edges. Pic 6 is my template. All were rubbed with Danish oil (natural) and then I sanded in some wipe-on poly after the oil dried a few days. As you see them they have been sanded lightly after poly dried with some 400 grit. Next will be a rubdown with 0000 steel wool and wax. One of them will be a gift for my son who just turned 40 a few days ago. Don’t know which- I’m giving him his pick. I know I can’t decide which one I like best!
-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)