|Project by JL7||posted 09-17-2012 11:37 PM||6586 views||18 times favorited||20 comments|
I received a request to build a few cribbage boards. I borrowed a technique used in building end grain cutting boards and built one blank that can be used to make several cribbage boards “streets”.
Some more info on that process here.
The design is loosely based on a Dec. 88 Wood magazine article, but put my own twist on it…..
The streets are all Hard Maple and Black Walnut and are set into 4 different board combinations:
- Cocobolo, Cherry, Bamboo & Wenge.
- Cocobolo & Cherry
- Birds Eye maple, Purpleheart and Cherry
- Curly Maple, Teak and Cherry
All the edges are beveled so they are easy to pick up…...the bottom is dovetailed and slides for card and peg storage and rare earth magnets keep everything in place.
Holes were drilled with the help of the original Incra positioner on the drill press and lot’s of hot coffee.
I’ve turned my own pegs in the past, but it is really more than I wanted to deal with right now…..but found a great source on eBay from Christy’s Cribbage Center. Email Tom at email@example.com and he’ll send you a list. Great stuff and a great price.
Finish is shellac, and buffed out on the Beall buffing system finishing with carnuba wax. They feel like glass…..
Still have a bunch of streets left in that blank, so time will tell whether there are more to come!
Thanks for looking!