First Cribbage Board Commision

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Project by Blackbear posted 568 days ago 1372 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dad asked me if I had any cribbage boards to donate to a silent auction at his workplace. I said sure, and gave him two boards, one of which is the bottom board in the first picture. The auction went through and my dad told me one of his coworkers liked the design and asked if I would make her four boards for Christmas presents! I of course said sure and make four boards of whatever design I came up with from the wood types she chose. Of course in my excitement I did not photograph any of those boards! So here are some other boards I’ve made recently. The last picture is my second commision, made for one of my coworkers who liked the retirement gifts I made earlier. My master plan is to make up a bunch and do a craft fair.

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#1 posted 568 days ago

They’re all very nice looking boards : )
Where did you get the hole pattern from ?

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

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#2 posted 568 days ago

Great looking boards…!! I’ve made a few myself but I like your design for the holes…nice and simple. If you don’t mind, i’ll borrow your idea and make a few more myself…Our legion often have cribbage tournaments and they would be great as fund raisers.


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

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#3 posted 568 days ago

Nice looking boards…

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 568 days ago

Nice work. Congrats on the commission.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#5 posted 568 days ago

Nice work, my parents always played this when I was a kid. Very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 567 days ago

Go for it prez.

Dusty56, I currently use the “track” template from and move it a few times during drilling to get the straight hole pattern you see. I have plans to use the plastic template to make a more sturdy metal one with the layout I want in the future. I’m just looking around for the right piece of metal.

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#7 posted 567 days ago

With that beauty and quality, they are hits. Great gift idea for loved ones also. Great job!


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#8 posted 567 days ago

Thank you for the info : )

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

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#9 posted 496 days ago

Nice Boards!

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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