Folding Cribbage Boards

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Project by RHans47 posted 01-08-2013 03:32 AM 3575 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friends and I play cribbage every day at lunch during the week while we are in Physical Therapy Graduate School. We also play on the weekends as much as possible (the best games are played while/after fishing). When my one friend bought a cheap, Chinese made board with plastic pegs and paper cards…I knew something had to be done. My other friend didn’t own a board of any sort. So after finishing my first board, I had plenty of ideas for improvements.

Before leaving for Christmas break, I asked their wives if they would finance this little project and both agreed. So I built two boards for them and delivered them as Christmas presents. I am looking forward to playing my first games on these boards!

Thanks to dannelson for the acryllic template he created to ensure great hole placement.

I made the boards hinged due to the shear size of the template, so as to make it more feasible for traveling, I used the SOSS barrel hinges for a clean look.

-- WoodChux Iowa -

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 03:36 AM

similar to this one I made a few years ago but yours looks a lot better nice job

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 12:52 PM

Nice job, gonna have to build a couple of those.

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 02:21 PM

If I knew they were going to turn out that nice I would have charged more for the template. all kidding aside they look really good. Dan Nelson (world wide cribbage board template sales and service).

-- nelson woodcrafters

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 03:06 PM

I set these in my fav’s; I’ve had this idea for a few years now to build my parents one but haven’t had the time to even research the game or play to hopefully yield a better build; or theoretically at least.

Thanks and they look really awesome; I really like the hinges you chose

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#5 posted 01-08-2013 03:22 PM

If I have those beautiful boards, got to learn how to play that. Like the wood and design, very well planned and executed.


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#6 posted 01-08-2013 04:05 PM

Nice Sets there !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 01-08-2013 06:11 PM

Very innovative and well executed!

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#8 posted 01-09-2013 05:38 AM

Do you have a source for the pegs separately, or did you buy the cheap set and toss the board?

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#9 posted 01-09-2013 11:24 PM

I just made a few, but not as nice. I bought my pegs from They are expensive for just a dozen, but the price goes way down with quantity.


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#10 posted 01-11-2013 11:37 PM

Thanks everyone!
@Tjcorey I get mine from Pete’s Pegs as Steve mentioned above…they are pricey but offer a nice product and a small USA manufacturer so its worth it.

-- WoodChux Iowa -

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#11 posted 10-10-2013 01:01 PM

I seemed to have missed this when first posted…..nice design and they look great!

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

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