Wine Barrel Stave Cribbage Board

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Project by winecountrywhimsy posted 1968 days ago 7001 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my brother for a Christmas gift. He plays cribbage and I thought it would be fun. I found a paper pattern on the internet, printed it out, taped it to the barrel stave and started drilling free hand with my drill press. Needless to say, there is a reason they make templates for this job. It took me several tries and it still did not come out perfect. I used a Sharpie fine point to draw in the numbers and track. I finished it with polyurethane. I made the game pieces from pop-rivets.

Not sure if I will make another, but if I do, I am going to hunt down a template. I don’t know that many people that play cribbage.

Comments and pointers are welcome.

Todd @ lumberjocks/winecountrywhimsy

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#1 posted 1967 days ago

Templates are your best friend when drilling the holes on the cribbage boards. Looks great.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 1967 days ago

A Wine Stave,who’d thought?It makes a great looking board.Lots of us Crib players out there.

-- Mike Wix

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#3 posted 1966 days ago

i love the finish on all these…the shine is nice…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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