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Project by chrisstef posted 07-25-2018 01:04 AM 698 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Same board. Different light.

Wood is African Mohagony which, in hindsight, was a poor choice but whatever. I started off just tinkering on the carving then it turned into a project so i made a cribbage board.

I had lots of blow outs between the little holes. Likely from free handing my cordless drill and soft pockets of wood.

Finish is garnet shellac, gloss arm r seal and wax.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.





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duckmilk

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#1 posted 07-25-2018 01:33 AM

The blowouts aren’t that bad Stef, it looks really nice, especially the carving. Do you have some brad point bits with spurs? That might help with the splintering. Oh, and ask Todd to send you one of his drill press refurbs ;)

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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woodcox

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#2 posted 07-25-2018 04:02 AM

Great carving, stef. That figure in the board is nice.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 07-25-2018 04:10 AM

I like it Stef. The decorative Celtic band adds a nice touch.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 07-25-2018 12:04 PM

Thanks fellas. I used a brand new brad point bit and everything Duck. My drill press is all jacked up and needs some Todd lovins for sure. Id bet dollars to donuts that the blow outs were from the drill bit exiting not at a perfect 90.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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AnthonyReed

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#5 posted 07-25-2018 01:46 PM

You play cribbage?

The carving skills are evident brother.

-- ~Tony

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 07-25-2018 02:03 PM

I used to play a bit years ago, then i stopped and recently have picked it up again a little. Ive got a good buddy who plays quite a bit with his family so ill be giving the board to him. If i get back into it, ill make a nicer one for myself now that ive figured out what really needs to be done.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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ShaneA

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#7 posted 07-25-2018 03:42 PM

Whoa, looks like a lot of work on a small space. A real patience tester.

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HokieKen

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#8 posted 07-25-2018 05:40 PM

Nicely done Stef. There’s a lotta friggin work on that little board! The carving is boss! Starting the holes with a center drill probably would have eliminated a lot of your tearout. Of course that doubles the work so… ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 07-25-2018 06:39 PM

This is an outstanding criibbage board and so beautifully done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Andre

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#10 posted 07-25-2018 08:22 PM

Like the carving, nice touch! My board had 379 holes, drill press and plunge router with brad point drill.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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ralbuck

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#11 posted 07-25-2018 08:54 PM



This is an outstanding criibbage board and so beautifully done.

- helluvawreck


Very pretty. Anyone who has made one knows how much work they really are!

I have a question though; I did NOT see a WIN hole? Did I somehow not notice it?

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

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chrisstef

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#12 posted 07-25-2018 10:06 PM

Hmmm. I know of no such win hole. Off to do some research ….

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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