Curly Maple & Walnut Cribbage Board

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Project by FaTToaD posted 01-31-2012 04:57 AM 2776 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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#1 posted 01-31-2012 05:15 AM

Your did a great job and so quickly.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 05:21 AM

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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#3 posted 01-31-2012 05:36 AM

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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#4 posted 01-31-2012 09:51 AM

Beautiful! I did mine by hand, ugh, not fun ( Very nice.


-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 02:49 PM

beautiful with those wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 06:14 PM

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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#7 posted 06-18-2013 04:51 AM

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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