|Project by GlennsGrandson||posted 01-30-2012 12:45 AM||2503 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
This is my first kind of show worthy project. A lot of learning on this project.
It is made of 6/4 rough cut yellow birch and 1/4 yellow birch back. My brother asked me for a cribbage board in the shape of North Dakota for Christmas (our home state, good thing we didn’t come from Alaska!). I actually surprised him and did it. Being new to this I had a very difficult time finding 6/4 solid wood.
I have no drill press. I hand drilled about 400 holes with a piece of plexi glass as a guide for each individual hole. I wood burned the Missouri river and the county we grew up in (Ramsey). Routered the edges, routered out a spot in the back for a deck of cards and the pegs. Finished the spots with my chisels. Made a matching piece of wood for the back. Used “rare earth” magnets flushed in each piece of wood to hold one another and keep the cards and pegs in place.
I used natural stain on the main piece and I believe it was special walnut on the back piece, followed by three coats of poly and then polished with paste finishing wax. I need some work on my finishing, and several other things. Comments and Constructive criticism welcome.
Thanks for looking.
-- Grant - N Dakota