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Custom Cocobolo and Ebony Crib Board

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Project by Zelbar posted 424 days ago 1277 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A custom built crib board for a customer. The top is Cocobolo and the base is a solid piece of Ebony. It took a bit of searching to find a piece of ebony this big for the base.

The top rotates on a brass pin and locks into place with a rare earth magnet. Underneath is storage for pegs and cards.

-- With more power you can make toothpicks faster





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staryder

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#1 posted 424 days ago

That is an awesome concept for storage! Great project and wonderful work thank you so much for sharing. Did you use some sort of template for drilling the peg holes?

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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Zelbar

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#2 posted 424 days ago

Yes I have a template for the holes. Makes life a lot easier and only takes like 15 minutes to drill all the holes

-- With more power you can make toothpicks faster

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Mip

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#3 posted 424 days ago

Very nice board. Brings an air of sophistication to the humble cribbage board with the woods you chose.

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Woodenwizard

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#4 posted 424 days ago

Nice Board. These are on my to do list. Good design. I will have to keep this in mind.
Did you make your template? If not where did you get it?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 424 days ago

Beautiful board and wood combination, very classy !!!
Did you make the template or purchase? If purchased, where?
I like this layout of the holes, thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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sras

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#6 posted 424 days ago

Great design and a couple of beautiful pieces of wood as well.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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mbs

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#7 posted 424 days ago

It looks great.

I’d like to know more about your template and process for drilling the holes if you don’t mind sharing your ideas.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Ottacat

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#8 posted 424 days ago

Two great things that go great together – cards and woodworking. I too wood be interesting in knowing more about the template you used for drilling the holes.

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Zelbar

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#9 posted 424 days ago

I use a metal template that I purchased here:

http://www.meiselwoodhobby.com/Products/ViewProduct.aspx?id=12643

It works pretty good but sometimes I get a bit of tear out while drilling so I leave my boards a little thick to start, then drill then plane them a little more to remove any tear out.

Use a good sharp bit and a drill press and you can drill a board in 0-15 minutes.

For the base I made my own template for the card hole and use a 2” forstner for the peg hole. I then flock the holes to make them pretty.

-- With more power you can make toothpicks faster

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Dave777

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#10 posted 423 days ago

Awesome

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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