Alberta Cribbage Board

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Project by Don posted 05-25-2012 12:19 PM 2019 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A client asked me to make a friend of his a cribbage board….in the shape of Alberta, one of our Western Provinces (North of Montana).

The top is made from Spalted Maple, middle piece is Santos Mahogany and the bottom is Walnut. The template for the holes was provided by a fellow LJ (Dannelson – Nelson Woodcrafters) is fairly big which of course means that the cribbage board is going to be big as well. Not a problem for the client as it was going to remain on the coffee table as a displace piece.

Ran into a little trouble when I made the recessed areas for the cards and pegs. I planed the board a little too thin, not thinking of having at least 1” thickness. Solved the problem by adding the Walnut.

Made a quick template to route the rectangle for the cards and Forstner bits took care of the finger hole and hole for the pegs. A Rare Earth magnet keeps the top in place.

I finished this piece off sanding to 220 in the shop and 400 in between 3 coats on Danish Oil and 2 coats of wax.

This was a fun project but getting a true representation of the border between Alberta and British Columbia challenged my scroll saw skills…..

Thanks for looking and as always, comments are welcomed.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#1 posted 05-26-2012 02:45 AM

Nice job Don, I think BC is eating into our mountains… :)

I live north of the knot.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 02:46 AM

Looks great! I like the finger hole to get the cards out. Reminds me of one I made

These can take more time than anticipated, keep up the good work. 29!!

-- Grant - N Dakota

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