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Curly Maple & Walnut Cribbage Board

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Project by FaTToaD posted 909 days ago 2695 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother and I have been talking about making some cribbage boards ever since I bought a template at Rockler last summer. Well, a week before we left on our Christmas vacation my brother calls me up and says “Hey, can we get a cribbage board made before you leave?” It was for a girl, so I just couldn’t say no.

The board is made out of curly maple and some old, old walnut someone gave me. I first tried to use a sharpie to make the skunk lines and the outline for the starting box but it looked so horrible I had to go back and inlay some wenge I had laying around.

The finish is a couple coats of BLO followed by several coats of gloss Deft spray can lacquer. It was my first real project to use the Deft lacquer on and I have to say I’ll be using it a lot more in the future.

I think the board turned out great and that template sure made it easy. Cutting and sanding the curve on the front was a challenge. In the future I’ll make a template so I can flush trim and save myself some time sanding.

I have to say thanks to my brother for drilling all the holes. It wouldn’t have got done in time if he hadn’t helped.

Thanks for looking!

NOTE: I have to apologize for the sub par pictures. I finished the day before we left and was in a bit of a rush. I’m still not sure why none of the photos seems to be completely in focus.

-- David





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 909 days ago

Your did a great job and so quickly.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BentheViking

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#2 posted 909 days ago

Nice one…did you at least have a drill press or no? I did mine sans DP and I don’t think that’ll happen again

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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FaTToaD

374 posts in 1743 days


#3 posted 909 days ago

BentheViking – Yes, I had a drill press and a self-centering bit. I can’t image doing that by hand! We had enough issues with the drill press. My hat’s off to you sir.

-- David

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GlennsGrandson

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#4 posted 909 days ago

Beautiful! I did mine by hand, ugh, not fun (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60483) Very nice.

29!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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Roger

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#5 posted 909 days ago

beautiful with those wood combos

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

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 909 days ago

15-2,15-3,15-4 is all I remember hearing my parents say when I was a kid…LOL great job a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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hjt

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#7 posted 405 days ago

Beautiful. I’ve not seen one of this since my uncle and dad would get together back in the 60’s and 70’s to play. Lots of beer, bourbon and cigarettes.

-- Harold

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