Custom Cocobolo and Ebony Crib Board

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Project by Zelbar posted 05-30-2013 03:15 PM 1554 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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#1 posted 05-30-2013 04:27 PM

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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#2 posted 05-30-2013 04:59 PM

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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#3 posted 05-30-2013 05:08 PM

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

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 11:09 PM

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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#5 posted 05-30-2013 11:09 PM

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,,

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#6 posted 05-31-2013 01:18 AM

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

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 05-31-2013 02:24 AM

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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#8 posted 05-31-2013 03:47 AM

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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#9 posted 05-31-2013 05:10 AM

I use a metal template that I purchased here:

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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#10 posted 05-31-2013 08:17 AM


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

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