|Project by ralbuck||posted 02-15-2017 06:16 PM||584 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
The picture shows part of the template still clear, I sand ed it to make it show up better for the drilling part.
I use clear tape to fasten the template to the board for drilling, might try a few small screws in just about 4 holes as a different method of fastening as the tape is a pain to remove.
After several attempts, I finally have a drilling template that I like for cribbage boards.
Was made using a adjustable (home-made)fence on the drill press.
The template is acrylic about 1/4 inch thick. The board is beetle kill pine . It is 12 by 4-3/4 inches and 3/4 inch thick.
Pegs are made from nails cut off and ground to rounded ends. The 3 other colored ones were torched to red and let cool giving them a darker sheen. The plug is just a piece of dowel.
I add felt feet to the bottom. (Dollar Tree—several for a $)
Finished with a water based clear finish. Wood-burned letters are free handed.
After making the drilling template—cribbage boards are quite easy!
-- just rjR