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Project by ralbuck posted 02-04-2017 11:35 PM 1067 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cribbage boards made from scrap. Finish is a coat of water based top coat only. Enhanced the grain just a little.

I am not pleased with my hole alignment; even though I did use a fence on my drill press.

I had made the 2 templates as I made the boards, and am not real pleased with either.

Advice on where to buy a reasonably priced board TEMPLATE—not a pattern or paper. will be much appreciated.

I have found them on line from about $35 and it was PAPER—up. Also information on nice pegs that are not $1 each—only decent ones on line were about that!

Thanks everyone.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 12:26 AM

I used to love playing cribbage with my grandfather…
top job but I’d not be able to make one myself without a good pattern

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 12:26 AM

G’Day Ralbuck, don’t know of a template but you could use a cad package like ‘Sketchup’, it’s free.
You could then design it and print it out to scale.
Failing that you might find something on this link;

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 03:30 AM

Check out Rockler’s cribbage setupss:

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 03:35 AM

Also, I’d check the drill bit that you are using, if it is slightly bent, it may wonder (especially a bit that small) on the work piece.

Also, I know the templates.i posted are kinda pricey, but the template + the drill bit guides = life’s good.

Good luck!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 02-05-2017 06:09 AM

I own both of the templates sold by Rockler and they are very easy to use. Sharp bits help allot.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 06:58 AM

The templet I got was from Miesels. I think that is how you spell it. They are metal and should last a very long time.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 02-05-2017 10:18 AM

You did a fine Job.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 02-05-2017 11:33 AM

It will work just fine the way it is. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 02-05-2017 01:22 PM

These are very interesting projects and they turned out nicely.

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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#10 posted 02-05-2017 02:49 PM

Really nice boards. ChefwareKits sells pegs 24 for $9.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#11 posted 02-05-2017 03:02 PM

Looks great to me on a small picture. As mentioned its hard to drill where you want the hole to go precisely with a regular drill bit, grain of the wood makes them drill where they want to. If the holes are 1/8 you could try a double ended panel bit. Short strong bits used for drilling sheet metal. Double ended so if you break one end just turn it around and go again, sheetmetal is hard on bits designed for pop riveting. I keep some by my drill press. Also just thinking if the template had centers, poke the centers with an awl, drill bit may not wander off center. Well that my two bit about something I don’t know anything about.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 02-05-2017 03:28 PM

Nice work on the boards with or without a good template.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 02-05-2017 07:47 PM


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#14 posted 02-06-2017 06:12 AM

I’m not familliar with that game but from woodworking point of view looks just fine.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 02-06-2017 06:15 PM

Wow, you have been a busy guy. Nicely done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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