|Project by Greg Markus||posted 04-11-2007 03:53 PM||3077 views||12 times favorited||13 comments|
I am still relatively new to woodworking (although I did have it in school over 20yrs ago) and thinking that I am still on top of it..LOL I thought that I would make my christmas presents this year.
I made all of my brothers and sisters families a cook book holder ( they turned out very nice—I will post some pics of those later) and then for the guys that I work with I decided to make them some cribbage boards.
The design Ideal that I had for them came from a Barnes & Noble Cribbage board that I had bought about 1 1/2 years ago and I figured that I could replicate it easy enough. (famous last words)
I quickly created some templates for it because I new that I would not regret the time spent doing that, boy was I right. I wound up throwing the 1st 3 boards away. I nailed it pretty good on the 2nd time though, still not perfect but 100% better than my first attempt.
Unfortunately for the guys that I work with my garage isn’t heated, and I came under a time crunch for the cook book holders (I was making 9 of those). Fortunately I was graced with decent weather until mid January, but that was when I was ready to finish the pieces. I didn’t wind up finishing them (between time and weather restraints) until almost the end of March.
But here they are I made 2 of them out of Maple and the other is out of Mahogony. I bought the pegs.