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Project by DamnYankee posted 934 days ago 1820 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this cribbage board for my grandfather who will turn 90 in March.

He taught me to use tools as a kid and how to play cribbage.

Several months ago he sent me some planks of walnut. So, along with some maple, I decided I’d use some of the maple he sent.

The peg path as well as the top are both made of walnut though obviously of two very different colorations.
The box frame is maple.
The contrasting splines are walnut.
The bottom is a piece of poplar that I resawed and then handplaned down to about 1/8” (first real use of my refurbished handplane).

The peg track is inlayed, with relief, into the top by about 1/16”. The routing was done freehand. The peg holes were drilled using my DP using a 1/8” brad tip bit, however, other than a printed template taped to the wood, no jigs or such were used.

The finish is BLO and wax.

The pegs were as much apart of this project as well but due to the complexity of making them I’ve included them as a seperate project entry http://lumberjocks.com/projects/62308

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards





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popeyekris

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#1 posted 934 days ago

This is really beautiful work, Rob…Well done!

-- May you always believe in the magic!

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#2 posted 934 days ago

Great looking cribbage board nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DamnYankee

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#3 posted 934 days ago

Thanks. I still need to make the pegs. This is more difficult than I thought it would be. I will probably have to just order some.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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boxcarmarty

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#4 posted 934 days ago

Looks good Rob, but can you beat him yet?

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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LesB

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#5 posted 934 days ago

Nice work. You grandfather will surely appreciate it.
I like the continuous track for scoring because although I’m a long way from 90 years old I keep losing track of which way I was going on the other types. LOL
Your idea of using a printed template was a great way to keep things well spaced and lined up.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Dave

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#6 posted 934 days ago

Very nice gift Rob. He will love to play you the first game. These types of projects are why I woodwork.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Northwest29

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#7 posted 934 days ago

That is really a very nicely crafted cribbage board. I’m sure your grandfather will just love it!

ROn

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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ratchet

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#8 posted 934 days ago

Thats some nice looking work there Rob! I say you just buy the pegs unless you have some serious time to kill while the M.I.L. is in town.
Gramps is sure to enjoy the gift.

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degoose

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#9 posted 934 days ago

Magic…

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prez

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#10 posted 934 days ago

Awesome….what size is the board, approx…..I’ve got some contrasting woods that I could use. And I’ve got a cribbage board template on order….

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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graywolf

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#11 posted 934 days ago

I like it and I don’t even play the game. I really like the contrast, good job

-- Richard, North Carolina, http://graywolfwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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Roger

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#12 posted 934 days ago

I don’t know anything about cribbage, but, this is a fine game board Rob. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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DamnYankee

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#13 posted 934 days ago

I was wondering if anyone could give me some pointers on making the pegs. They need to be 1/8” at the point to go into the board and no larger than 1/4” at the top as the hole are spaced 1/4” apart

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Dave

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#14 posted 934 days ago

Rob try a hardwood dowel in a pencil sharpener.Then blunt the end. You will get consistency.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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boxcarmarty

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#15 posted 934 days ago

Try chucking up a 1/4” dowel in a drill press, then sanding the end down to 1/8”.....

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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