Purple Heart Crib Board

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Project by Ben posted 06-26-2017 02:21 PM 409 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Crib Board for a friend. This one is Purple Heart and Maple, finsihed with Shellac and paste wax.

-- Woodworking minus patience equals firewood

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#1 posted 06-26-2017 02:53 PM

Very beautiful. There’s a cribbage board in my future… I just gotta get to it! Your is gorgeous!

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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#2 posted 06-26-2017 03:41 PM

Very well done.

Do you have a drilling template or did you have to make one as you went?

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#3 posted 06-26-2017 03:59 PM

I bought a paper template froe Lee valley for 2 dollars. Once I get the crib board cut to size and sanded, I mark centre the long way. I then mark the template at centre, and glue it on with a glue stick. Once the glue is dry, I trim the board with the Jointer (taking off a tiny bit) until it is exactly the same distance from the centre row of holes to each edge. Then when I put it in the drill press, I set a guide along the long edge that keeps each row straight, I start with the centre row, then move the guide to do the next row (next to the centre), I complete that row, then rotate the board 180 and do the other side. This keeps the spacing between the 3 rows identical and straight, and you only have to visually align in one direction as you drill the holes. It doesn’t take that long. If you want, I have a pattern I drew in CAD that I can send you. Email:

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#4 posted 06-26-2017 08:10 PM

This crib board is very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 06-27-2017 12:48 AM

Wonderful game, very nice work

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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