|Project by littlecope||posted 01-29-2010 02:45 AM||5693 views||4 times favorited||21 comments|
Last week, I banged out yet another quick Cribbage Board. I visited someone’s house many years ago who had a Coffee Table with holes drilled for one and was impressed. I have yet to make one of those, but I took the idea home with me and have made several smaller versions over the years. This latest one is made from Oak.
The second picture shows the lay-out, and when I was beginning to score all the holes with an awl, as a guide for the hole drilling. I should have used a center punch! The Oak was so hard that the small drill managed to “skate” a little on some of the holes… It’ll work, but I could have done better… Shame on me!! :O
The third Pic was right after I drilled the holes for scoring, all 397 of them! I think it took about 40 minutes…
I hadn’t yet cut the pegs for this when I snapped the Pix but I just cut lengths of dowel, colored 3 red and 3 blue using nothing more than magical markers. I left the third set bare wood… I anticipate these being lost over the years and wanted something quick and easy to recreate…
I still have to re-size the side hole for peg storage, it’s a little too small to hold them all, but this thing is ready for some “15-2ing”, double runs of three, and such-like… :)
-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.