|Project by FaTToaD||posted 01-31-2012 04:57 AM||4552 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
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.