Figured Maple Cribbage Board

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Project by sedcokid posted 08-27-2012 09:07 PM 3323 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago I posted a blog telling how I received a Stash of Lumber a friend and all the fellow wanted in return was a Cribbage board….Can you believe it? Well this is the board I made for him out on the Lumber that he gave me. Let me say this, I know nothing about Cribbage! Anyway the board I chose to make was out of a piece of beautiful figured Maple and the base is made of Cherry. I found plans on the internet for this and I hope he likes it. The top piece swivels on a pin that is pressed and glued into the base. In the base are two compartments for cards and pins used in playing the game. The two pieces are held in position with a couple of rare earth magnets.

The finish is a wipe on Poly/Oil I liked it on this piece and finally buffed on the Beal.

Any and all comments are welcomed.
Thanks for looking!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 09:34 PM

what a beautie Chuck, bet he will be pleased with this one, man that maple looks great :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 10:02 PM

You sure held up your end of the deal! Very nice.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 10:51 PM

A really nice build. I like the way the top swivels with all the pieces & parts nicely tucked away, but at your fingertips when you’re ready to play.

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

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 10:56 PM

Certainly fills your part of the bargain Chuck. That’s a great looking boards specially with the swivelling top.
I can see you getting a continuous supply of wood in the future.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 11:40 PM

That is sweet Chuck. Never mind like it I bet he loved it.

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#6 posted 08-28-2012 12:10 AM

Very nice Chuck.
What a piece of wood – major WOW effect.

Good job with all those holes too,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 08-28-2012 01:02 AM

That is really slick, Chuck. I like it being all self contained. you don’t have to hut for anything when you want to play. That maple sure is pretty. That is a great trading item!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 08-28-2012 01:23 AM

My favorite card game is cribbage! With that said, I think the board is beautiful. If I had my way, it’s the only thing I would work in. Alas, one has to meet all tastes in woodworking for money.

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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#9 posted 08-28-2012 11:33 AM

Very nicely done Chuck…that’s a gorgeous piece of Maple

I may have to do one of these :)

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#10 posted 08-28-2012 12:30 PM

Thanks everyone for your gracious comments, you are so kind. Don, your first cribbage board is so beautiful as are all your projects!

Thanks again for the kind words!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 08-28-2012 01:18 PM

I’ve made a couple cribbage boards of my own design, but they were folders and had recessed slots for the pegs in the bottom. Never would I have thought of making the top swivel. That’s a great idea, and the execution with the curly maple is beautiful, though personally I would have made the base black walnut (I love that combination and contrast).

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#12 posted 08-28-2012 01:41 PM

NICE! That piece was in the batch of free lumber? I need friends like that. Most of the free lumber I get is full of nails!

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#13 posted 08-28-2012 09:04 PM

Excellent work on the cribbage board. That maple is really beautiful. Your friend is going to love it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#14 posted 08-30-2012 07:51 PM

What did you do for the numbers? I’m looking to make a board too, and have been concerned over the numbers. Beautiful job on the wood and board.

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#15 posted 09-01-2012 12:10 AM

Very striking! Great luck on the wood…. great job on the cribbage board.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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