Three Custom Cribbage boards

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Project by Festus56 posted 09-02-2015 01:27 AM 1674 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

These are for the cribbage players out there.

It has been awhile since posting any project so here goes…

I have made a lot of cribbage boards over the years but these three are probably my favorites.

The first two pictures are an oak and walnut laminated and inlayed “29” board with a display stand to hold a deck of cards and the pegs.

The next two pictures are the same design board and stand all walnut but with a hand carved leather “29” with the perfect cribbage hand in the background. (Leatherworking is my other pastime) This one is Jamie’s favorite!!!

The last two pictures are a board made for a friend of mine with his registered cattle brand burned in. It is 3/16” layers of oak and walnut laminated. The pictures do not really bring out the contrast of the wood (photography is not my best specialty) but it is nice first hand. The brand is an exact pattern of his branding irons.

Each of these boards were interesting to make as they are a lot different and unique from the normal ones made in the past. All of these are made from pallet wood that I bring home from work and finished with many coats of wet sanded Watco oil.

Thanks for looking,


-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#1 posted 09-02-2015 02:00 AM

I haven’t played cribbage in about 25 years, but these are cool.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 09-02-2015 03:06 AM

Very cool. I get requests for these, I will send them to you in the future.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-02-2015 04:39 AM

I really like the first picture of the 29. Do you have a template for the holes? If not, you did a great job of lining them up.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 09-02-2015 11:56 AM

Outstanding, Mark!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-02-2015 02:22 PM


Nice work on all of your cribbage boards; I used to play with my parents all the time growing up. Speaking of which, I am way overdue in building a cribbage board for my parents; what do you use, prefer, or recommend for templates?

-- Jake

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#6 posted 09-02-2015 02:47 PM

Nice designs and impressive work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 09-02-2015 05:26 PM

Great game Great work!

I have been toying for about 10 years now of making a board in the profile of an N-series Ford tractor. Now I will have to start doing the pattern! MAYBE—too lazy for now!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 09-02-2015 05:58 PM

I like these a lot. Pretty darn cool.

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#9 posted 09-03-2015 04:02 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I do appreciate them coming from you folks. What a great bunch of people here.

Monte, thanks for the referrals.

Larry and Jake, I designed the layout in auto-cad then made the template out of 1/8” Plexiglas

Sorry so late replying as my account was locked after the spammer got me last night. Cricket just made it all better !!!


-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#10 posted 09-03-2015 06:15 PM

Really cool designs, nice work. And the stand idea with the cards and pegs is fantastic…......thanks.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 04-11-2016 05:33 AM

Those are some unique designs. I really like the one with the cattle brand.

I made a board once for a friend that played a lot when he was stationed in Vietnam. He wanted one based on the shape of Texas. I finally got it done. I don’t want to ever have to do that again. All that hole drilling was hard. I didn’t take any pictures of it. I might still have the old metal template I made to use somewhere in the bowels of my shop.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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