Another Cribbage board & template

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Project by ralbuck posted 02-15-2017 06:16 PM 1190 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 07:10 PM

Nice board. Wish I could remember how to play, but it has been 50 years since I played it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 02-15-2017 07:15 PM

Nice! Oregon!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 02-15-2017 07:31 PM

A good game that works the brain. As a young bloke my grandfather taught me and I had to win on my own, good lesson.

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

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#4 posted 02-15-2017 09:52 PM

I hope there’s a 29 in that board.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 02-15-2017 10:09 PM

template heck that would be nice but the boards i have done are differant sizes and shapes … lol

-- say not I can not but I Can

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#6 posted 02-15-2017 10:25 PM

Good one.

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

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#7 posted 02-15-2017 10:34 PM

Nice job. At a quick glance, seeing the letter S, I thought you had the skunk line in the wrong place. At second glance I realized it was actually the start line, ha! I really like your template and can see why you sanded it. All around great project.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#8 posted 02-15-2017 10:49 PM

Update- I just went and looked at your photobucket pics. and I like the farm related ones. You got a beautiful picture of the Jersey cow. Makes me a little homesick. Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#9 posted 02-15-2017 11:53 PM

Nice Board, very fine work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 02-16-2017 12:32 AM

The amount of drilling on these has to be tough. Beautiful board and super job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 02-16-2017 04:52 AM

Nice work Ralph!!!!


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

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#12 posted 02-16-2017 11:00 AM

Looks real good Ralph. If you want to fasten the jig to the board with screws, you could put them in a place that will later be removed (i.e.- corners of the board) so that you won’t have any holes leftover when you’re done.

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

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#13 posted 02-16-2017 02:37 PM

Cool looking board. Wish I remembered how to play.

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

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#14 posted 02-16-2017 05:20 PM

You did a beautiful job on this cribbage board and the template will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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