Cribbage Boards

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Project by Dkol posted 07-14-2009 06:00 PM 10715 views 44 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of Cribbage boards drilled using the new jig (previous project). Jig works well only problems have been operator related.

Maple and Walnut Cribbage box with pin hinges.

Walnut and White Oak board with sliding dovetail storage for the pegs.

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#1 posted 07-14-2009 06:26 PM

I love cribbage. 15 2, 15 4, and 1 for knobs. Very cool.

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

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#2 posted 07-14-2009 08:55 PM

Your work is beautiful. The use of Walnut trim really makes the board stand out. I give your project 555J!

-- No sane man will dance ~ Cicero

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#3 posted 07-14-2009 08:59 PM

I think these are cracking i love them


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#4 posted 07-14-2009 09:18 PM

How dare you speek Cribbage in front of the children LOL great job well done

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 09:50 PM

BEAUTIFUL !!! I don’t even know the game , but I sure want one of yours !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 09:55 PM

Nicely done! If I played cribbage (I know how…just don’t have the time) I would certainly love to have a board like that.

Thanks for sharing it with us….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#7 posted 07-15-2009 01:00 AM

Great designs, well done!!

Beautiful boards, very cool!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 07-15-2009 05:16 PM

Really nice work. These will be cherished for generations.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 07-16-2009 02:23 AM

I can really appreciate a high quality cribbage board… yours is extremely well done.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#10 posted 07-17-2009 05:16 PM

WOW, these are excellent ! Your craftsmanship shows through for sure. Love the wood combination but even the quality more. Well done!

I’ve been playing cribbage for 40 + years and have always enjoyed it. Have wanted to make one and am really looking at your hole drilling jig.

Have you tried any with a curved track? If so, have you made a jig for that?

Thanks so much for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#11 posted 07-18-2009 03:13 AM

Very nice Job!! A couple of questions for you. I like the way you store the pins. It looks like it takes a pretty good recess, so I don’t know how the cards fit in the interior of the “box” without interfering with the pin storage area. The dimensions must be deeper than they appear. Would you mind sharing the dimensions, etc? Thanks,

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#12 posted 07-18-2009 10:50 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback.

I have an Illustrator files for 2 and 3 track curved boards. When I get around to making them I will probably just use the jig for the “straightaways” and free hand the holes on the curves.

The board with the dovetail peg storage does not have card storage.


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#13 posted 07-19-2009 09:36 PM

Great looking boards,Also like the wood combination and your hole jig should make them a snap to make.How are the hinges made?Just brass rod?Or are they a boughten hinge?

-- Mike Wix

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#14 posted 07-19-2009 10:29 PM

Looks well done is this a difficult game to play I never tried but have been told it’s difficult/ish? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 07-20-2009 02:14 AM


Hinges are made from 3/16” brass rod.


It is not a hard game, but best learned from someone who knows how to play.

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