I was finally able to finish this project since the weather is cool enough to venture into the garage. What started this project was a box of hardwood strips that looked to be perfect for a cribbage track. Since I play cribbage at lunch every day, I thought it would be great to have a new board instead of the cheap board we were using.
The base is maple to contrast the darker hardwoods. The start block is Gabon Ebony with the first track Tigerwood, then East India Rosewood, then another Rosewood with the last track made of Sepele. The skunk lines are a blocks of striped Ebony with two strips of maple between the tracks. The final peg out is a pyramid of Amboyna Burl. The lid on the other end of the board is Black Walnut which is attached with two barrel hinges and a small magnet to keep it closed. The pegs hiding underneath are made of Ebony, Purpleheart, Padauk and white Ebony. . I drilled 480 holes using my old Delta 220 and a shop made jig to keep the board aligned, (see my previous jig project). Now it’s time to see who the real cribbage athlete is.