Cribbage Board with card storage

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Project by RHans47 posted 11-24-2012 03:37 AM 4552 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always loved playing cribbage since first seeing it in Northern Minnesota on our yearly fishing trips as a kid. Now in graduate school, my friends and I play everyday over lunch. I have always wanted a cribbage board with card storage but couldn’t find or afford one, so I decided to build one. I built mine with walnut and maple after a run in with a padauk board and my car’s GPS system which resulted in this being probably the most expensive cribbage board after factoring in the insurance claims and new radio system costs.

The finished product turned out fairly well and has really gotten me inspired to start collecting things for my own woodshop. I inherited my grandfather’s table saw and bought a router at Sears. The bottom has room for two cards as I enjoy playing Golf and Canasta as well.

-- WoodChux Iowa -

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#1 posted 11-24-2012 04:00 AM

That’s a great looking board and design.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#2 posted 11-24-2012 04:26 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

Nice job, looking forward to more projects

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-24-2012 04:45 AM

Great looking board. I really like the latch, where did you get it?

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#4 posted 11-24-2012 05:08 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, you can find anything here, and if you can’t, ask the question and get results!

Show us what’s inside! (more pictures) So your padauk board slid forward and wrecked your GPS?! That’s tough luck man.

Love the game, love your board, solid work.

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#5 posted 11-24-2012 06:39 AM

sweet cribbage board
welcome to LJ’s

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#6 posted 11-24-2012 02:16 PM

Love playing cribbage… very nice board… nicely made and laid out. What did you do for pegs?

In looking at it, I think I might have reversed the two woods… to simply have the peg holes in the lighter colored wood… easier for aged eyes like mine to see…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 11-24-2012 05:59 PM

Thanks for the welcomes everyone! I have been looking though all of your great projects for a while now…I should have joined sooner. I will post some photos of the inside, but had a few router slips so there is some “character” added in there, but I am still happy with it for my first major project. Got the old milkhouse in my parent’s barn cleaned out and built a workbench and moved my table saw in there today…all ready for some Christmas break projects! Time to start collecting tools!

danr78: I got the latches from Lee Valley, they are called Cast Clasps under Box Hardware, I really like them, very clean and smooth look.

dustyal: For pegs, I ordered from a website called Pete’s Pegs, got the oversized ones and really like them, Pete has great quality. I like your idea about reversing the two woods, I will probably do that for my next two, as even our young eyes have trouble seeing them at times, especially the corners!

-- WoodChux Iowa -

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#8 posted 11-25-2012 09:36 PM

I like the multi-wood pattern too…..I may try that on my next “flatbed” :)


-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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