Oak Burl Cribbage Board

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Project by JacobF posted 231 days ago 1173 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cribbage board for my father out of an oak burl that I cut from a fallen tree on his property. The holes were laid out using a paper template and I punched each one with an awl before drilling them with an 1/8” brad-point bit. The peg drawer was turned from an old redwood limb that I had in the scrap pile. The pegs were carved from cherry, maple and mahogany. I coated the live edge with epoxy as well as filling some voids in the surface before finishing with tung oil. I have enough slabs from the burl to make a few more. I’m going to play around with making a custom template that follows the natural contours of the wood as well as routing out a recess in the bottom to hold a deck of cards.

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#1 posted 231 days ago

That looks realy great

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#2 posted 231 days ago

I really like this

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#3 posted 231 days ago

A neat use for a beautiful piece of wood. Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 231 days ago

See my cribbage board projects. I make custom templates for each state I do. If I can help out, let me know. I use a program called CorelDraw.

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#5 posted 231 days ago

This is very nice and is definitely an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 231 days ago

Nice boards Jon. I actually just figured out how use GIMP to automatically layout and space the tracks along a line that I draw. Now I just need a CNC to drill all these holes for me…

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#7 posted 231 days ago

wow it looks great, I love cribbage (even though some say its an old man game) playing on this board would make it even better. thanks for sharing

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#8 posted 230 days ago

Very nice cribbage board, and I love that burl! I made a round one for my parents back in about ‘66. Now that they are both gone, I have it back. Guess I should post it some day (along with all my other projects).

Cribbage isn’t necessarily an old man’s game, it’s just one of those great games that help pass the time when the snow is all over everything, in the mid-west (I’m originally from Minnesota). Well, even the frozen north. I had a buddy in the Navy who was from Oregon, he played cribbage too.

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#9 posted 230 days ago

Nothing short of wonderful

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

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#10 posted 225 days ago

Spectacular cribbage board! Love the natural edge and the peg drawer. Great work!

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