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Project by jumbojack posted 01-01-2016 07:19 PM 1155 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my fourth cribbage board, a triple tracker. I use a paper template downloaded from the interwebs to lay out the 397 holes. I locate each one with an awl then use a twist bit to drill the individual holes. I take the template into BIG PRINT to size it. I then resawed a nice piece of Spalted quilted maple for the playing surface.
The box is Sapele and the bottom is some 1/4” MDF with a quilted maple veneer.
I used some of the box side off cuts to fashion a peg holder, the pegs have not arrived yet. I used to make the pegs but they are a pain in the neck so I buy them now. The little tray came out pretty cool when I glued the pieces together a tulip shaped flower appeared.
The Brusso hinges with stop were installed. These are really nice hinges. They went in with hardly a hitch.
The last photo is a shot of the felt bottom with the spray on adhesive applied. I covered the box to keep the adhesive off the sides. I glued it on and trimmed it flush. It came out pretty nice.
This is a late Christmas gift for a friend. He was bidding on another of my crib boards, that I had donated, at a church auction but could not keep up with the attorney that he was bidding against. I was pulling for him to win but the cost was well over its worth. The attorney is my godfather so I get the opportunity, occasionally, to play on that board.
15-2, 15-4 thanks for checking out my board.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith





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jumbojack

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#1 posted 01-01-2016 07:48 PM

Oops 398 I did not initially count the skunk marker hole. A 3/16” hole with a custom cut Sapele dowel.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#2 posted 01-01-2016 08:29 PM

Jumbo, this is an exercise in patience. That is a lot of holes to drill. You did an excellent job of keeping them all aligned. I really like your design. Could the hinges be set in even with the inside edge and still function correctly? Sapele is nice to work with. It smells so good. I also like the gesture of making a board for the loosing bidder. Nice thought. How did you keep the finish from clogging up the holes? Very nice work…looking forward to your next posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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jumbojack

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#3 posted 01-01-2016 08:50 PM

Al
That is the bad aspect of these hinges. They will not open if mounted flush. I tried on another project. I have been considering your approach with the piano hinges. Hinges and I have a love/hate relationship.
Sapele is a wonderful material. The smell, workability and the way it glimmers and changes color in the light is amazing. Great stuff

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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jumbojack

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#4 posted 01-01-2016 08:56 PM

I used VERY light coats of lacquer I think there are five coats after three coats I stuck the chuck end of a 7/64” bit into each of the holes.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Roger

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#5 posted 01-01-2016 09:31 PM

Very nice jj. This will last a few lifetimes.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 01-01-2016 11:19 PM

Turned out great. Sapele is a great material.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#7 posted 01-02-2016 02:49 AM

That’s a nice looking cribbage board.

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#8 posted 01-02-2016 04:59 AM

Jumbo, try these hinges.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 01-02-2016 05:55 AM

Thanks Al. I was planning a trip to our brand new Rockler. One just opened a month ago 15 miles from me. This part of the valley is becoming a wood workers mecca. 7 or 8 lumber purveyors along with a Woodcraft and a Rockler.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#10 posted 01-02-2016 07:54 AM

Great job on the cribbage board-I learned the game from my dad almost 40 years ago. I have passed this on to my son & daughter.

Thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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#11 posted 01-02-2016 01:19 PM

Wonderful work and a great back story. Thanks for sharing !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#12 posted 01-02-2016 07:25 PM

This cribbage board set is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#13 posted 01-04-2016 02:17 AM

Very nice board….Jim

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

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