Paua Rosa with Maple Burl Cribbage Board

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Project by Doodler posted 2654 days ago 3293 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a board I just completed that I had been working on for quite some time. I do find the time now and then to come up with new boards outside of commissioned ones. This new design is a 4-player board of Paua Rosa inlaid with Maple Burl. The large cabochon as well as the smaller ones in the skunk points are Lapis. It measures 18 3/4” x 6 1/4”.

-- Jeff,

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#1 posted 2654 days ago

That’s a great looking board.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#2 posted 2654 days ago

This is a beautiful piece! All that drilling, though, must be about as tedious as sanding. You must have a lot of patience. Great work.


-- David

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#3 posted 2654 days ago

Thanks Karson and David! I actually find peace in doing all that drilling. Kind of a Zen thing. I draft all the lines onto the board after finishing the inlay and then it’s just me and my drill press for an hour or so.

-- Jeff,

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#4 posted 2654 days ago

Beautiful Jeff. Makes me want to take up Cribbage… well, after I’m done my Thorsen Table of course. ;-)

Great piece and thanks for sharing!

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

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#5 posted 2654 days ago

Jeff, I just checked out ALL of your boards. These are great! My personal favs are this new one, the spiral and especially the box. Over here in MN, cribbage is a big deal and I know quite a few folks who would drool over these. Very, very nice work!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#6 posted 2653 days ago

My Grandma and Grandpa taught me to play cribbage long ago. I have been holding a deck of cards and yelling 15 2 for as long as I can remember. Grandma is passed now. Time to start teaching my kids. Fantastic boards. Takes me back, as you can now tell.

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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#7 posted 2653 days ago

WOW! That is an amazing piece. Beautiful detail work. Thanks for sharing

-- Greg

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#8 posted 2653 days ago

It’s been a long time since I’ve played and I’ve never played on that nice a board.

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#9 posted 2653 days ago

Man would I like to 15 2 15 4 on that board. And you just hang these on the wall huh? They are beautiful. jockmike

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

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#10 posted 2653 days ago

Very nice! I like the wood choices and the lapis accents.


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#11 posted 2653 days ago

and a pair is 6 !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 2653 days ago

Glad to see there’s a lot of cribbage fans here. Anyone ever get a 29 hand? My partner Betsy got a 28 once playing against me (had the wrong Jack in her hand).

-- Jeff,

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#13 posted 2652 days ago

Rick’s the cribbage master in this house. I’ll have to ask him what his best hand ever was.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 2405 days ago

and a run is 9… wait, 15 2, 15 4, pair is 6 and a double run is 12 and I got two for the Jack (on the cut).

I play cribbage with the money guy on a regular basis and he wanted me to make a cut-throat board… Now I got an idea to go on. Thanks Doodler.

Nice job.

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#15 posted 2405 days ago

“And one for his nibs”........... Nice work!

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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