Folding Cribbage Boards

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Project by RHans47 posted 463 days ago 1727 views 11 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.

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#1 posted 463 days ago

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 462 days ago

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

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#3 posted 462 days ago

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 462 days ago

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 462 days ago

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 462 days ago

Nice Sets there !!!

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

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#7 posted 462 days ago

Very innovative and well executed!

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#8 posted 462 days ago

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 461 days ago

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 459 days ago

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.

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#11 posted 187 days ago

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

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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