|Project by AugieCoe||posted 03-08-2011 03:46 AM||1701 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
A couple cribbage boards. One out of Purpleheart, the other out of Bloodwood. My neighbor loves to play cribbage, so this seemed like a good starter project. Construction was pretty simple and it was a good way to work with some very cool wood. The challenge on this project was to create a couple different templates from plexiglass. I chose 2 different patterns and used one for each side of each board. 246 holes per template, so that’s 984 holes total. Layed the holes out using graph paper, taped it to the plexiglass, then drilled all the holes very carefully to get them straight. Talk about tedious, but making the templates let’s me make as many of these as I want in the future. Pegs were made out of a brass and aluminum rods, cut down, then sanded down to fit.
Lesson from this project? Don’t rush the sanding process. The Bloodwood has end grain mixed in with the long grain and really needs to be sanded well. I was impatient to see the finished piece so I couldn’t wait!
-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!