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Project by JL7 posted 673 days ago 3045 views 16 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 tchristy0@hotmail.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!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.





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Dave

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#1 posted 673 days ago

Jeff those are amazing. Now how do you play cribbage?
I have no idea but looks fun.
The boards are wonderful. They should make great presents.
Well done!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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GlennsGrandson

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#2 posted 673 days ago

These are beautiful! I like the concept and I do like your card storage much more than how I did mine.
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I hope you do not mind if I use your storage concept for my cribbage board Christmas presents coming up!

Again, Nice work!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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boxcarmarty

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#3 posted 673 days ago

Dave, You have cribbage with your corned beef…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 673 days ago

Beautiful work Jeff. That is some good use of the wood stash too. Lovely looking combos. Not sure how to play cribbage, but the boards sure are cool.

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 673 days ago

I wood love to play a game on one of your boards. I even know how to play.

Great looking boards! Excellent job!!!

They are nice & shiny. Is the shellac dry???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Bagtown

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#6 posted 673 days ago

Glad the shellac dried.
Beautiful work.
I love the storage.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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JL7

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#7 posted 673 days ago

Dave – You boys don’t play cribbage down south?? Thanks man!

Grant – Nice board there yourself…....I thought about making a Minnesota board, but not the friendliest design!

Marty – Thanks for your knowledgeable input….

Shane – Thanks! You need to try the game my friend.

Randy – Finally! Someone who knows the game! The shellac is FINALLY dry!

Mike - appreciate it! I know you play the game….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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vipond33

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#8 posted 673 days ago

There’s some real nice attention to detail going on here, dead on drilling, fancy tight streets, rounded edges and discreet finger pulls – this project has it all. I like the board with the long angled centre best. Super finish too and good photography. Thanks.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Dave

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#9 posted 673 days ago

Do you know Bouré?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#10 posted 673 days ago

Thanks Gene - appreciate it. The board you mention was a piece of cocobolo with cathedral face grain, and just didn’t look that great. Ripped it into strips and reglued with the edge grain up….Just kind of got lucking on that one…..

Dave – you got me there!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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majuvla

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#11 posted 673 days ago

Interesting project

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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DamnYankee

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#12 posted 673 days ago

Great work Jeff!

And I (unlike Stumpy) know how to play!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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SPalm

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#13 posted 673 days ago

Hey Jeff.
Those finished up great.
Gotta love that Beal.

And their are still more holes than I could drill.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Roger

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#14 posted 672 days ago

Very kool. The card storage is fabulous. Gr wood combos as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 672 days ago

Fantastic wood combinations and details as well as a perfect finish on all of them !! Soooo nice : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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