|Project by ellen35||posted 12-11-2011 12:25 PM||3115 views||3 times favorited||28 comments|
As many of you know, Lorna aka moonls and I live about a mile apart on Cape Cod. We often get together to work on projects. This was an order from a woman in our town. She has ordered game boards from me in the past. Her husband just had a knee replacement and is rehabbing for the next 6 weeks. She wanted something special for him for Christmas and asked us if we could make a cribbage board. The top is a gorgeous curly maple that I found buried under the maple at the Borg (I always look on the bottom of the pile for the boards that no one wants – they have too much figure!). The bottom is walnut and the handle is purple heart. We decided to use some inlay that we bought at Woodcraft for a decorative edge (and to cover the seam). We left it proud and it looks really nice that way. We bought a template and bit from Rockler which made the whole chore of lining up holes a breeze – only 2 hrs of drilling ;-) – but we were one with the wood during that time!!! The drawer holds the cards and pins and it too is walnut.
We finished it using danish oil to keep the holes open. The bottom has a layer of felt on it. It will be off to the customer this week. Of course, we should have charged more for it than we did given the labor!!!
Thanks for looking.
ellen and lorna
-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire