|Project by ackychris||posted 03-11-2010 07:27 AM||1454 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
While my brother was home for a few weeks, we built this cribbage board for my dad. It was a lot of fun, and really made us get creative to work around the occasional screw up and some warped thin wood. The deep chamfer along the front and back edges of the poplar is nothing more than an attempt to hide the top piece’s warp when the board is closed…and it actually ended up pretty cool. We repaired the drill-throughs with—drum roll, please—scotch tape. Not the prettiest fix, but it was our first cribbage board, and the shellac kinda hides the tape. A little bit. Well, not much. I don’t remember what kind of wood the top and bottom pieces are, but the middle is poplar. The whole thing is finished with a little natural stain and clear shellac. We got the track to stand out by masking it with painter’s tape, shellacking around the tape, then rubbing in some dark stain where the shellac hadn’t sealed the wood. The excess stain wiped right off the shellacked areas, so it really worked like a charm. Now I just have to learn to play cribbage.
-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris