|Project by BentheViking||posted 07-03-2011 05:01 AM||2004 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
As my first project of really getting back into woodworking, I choose to make a cribbage board for my brother. The middle is common pine taken from a scrap pile at a job site. The edges are sapele also taken from the same job site scrap pile. The oak dowels on the side are merely for show, though I suppose they don’t hurt as an extra reinforcement for the joint. Hinges are a pair of 1.5” brass hinges (probably would use a single 3” one next time) and has a brass clasp on the other end. Routed pocket on the inside of the board to allow for storage of the cards and playing pieces. The playing pieces are finish nails that I cut down and ground down to a better shape, then painted them (3 silver, 3 gold, 3 black). Holes were all laid out by myself and all 400 were drilled using a regular drill not a drill press. Finished with 3 coats of Minwax water-based polyurethane.
Not the best project ever with plenty of chips and nicks and things not lining up perfectly, but not the worst thing ever especially considering it has been almost a year since I have really been in a shop. Always lessons to be learned.
-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson